Bamboo Stakes

What are the uses of bamboo stakes or poles in gardening?

Bamboo stakes are gardener’s best to help grow plants and use the space efficiently. They are not just limited to helping grow plants vertically, they offer much more.

In this post, we will understand the different usages of bamboo stakes in gardening.

What are bamboo stakes?

Bamboo stakes are made from long pieces of bamboo, which are cut from the bamboo plant. After removing the leaves, the middle parts of the bamboo, called nodes, are hollowed out.

Bamboo Stakes 750 mm PackThese poles are then left to dry for several weeks. Any damaged part are cut & removed to make them resistant to water, the remaining poles are coated with linseed oil. Now, they’re all set to be used as stakes in the garden.

Usages of bamboo stakes

Plant support

One of the primary uses of bamboo stakes is to provide support to plants. Whether it’s supporting tall and leggy seedlings, preventing top-heavy plants from flopping over, or keeping delicate stems upright, bamboo stakes offer reliable support without causing damage.

Bamboo stakes are very popular to help grow tomatoes vertically, some tomatoes easily grow 4ft to 5ft tall and with the bamboo stake support, we can stop tumbling due to wind impact.


Bamboo poles are ideal for creating trellises for climbing plants such as tomatoes, peas, beans, and cucumbers. By tying the plants to the bamboo stakes as they grow, gardeners can encourage vertical growth, maximise space, and facilitate better air circulation and sun exposure.

Marking rows

In large gardens or farms, bamboo stakes are commonly used to mark rows and designate planting areas. By placing stakes at regular intervals along rows, gardeners can ensure proper spacing between plants, create neat and organised rows, and make it easier to navigate the garden.

Creating structures

Bamboo poles can be used to construct various garden structures, including teepees, arbours, and fences. Their natural strength and flexibility make them ideal for building sturdy and attractive structures that add aesthetic appeal to the garden while providing functional support for plants.

Training plants

Bamboo stakes can also be used to train plants to grow in a particular direction. By gently tying the stems of young plants to stakes and guiding their growth, gardeners can encourage healthier and more uniform growth patterns, prevent sprawling, and optimise space usage.


Bamboo stakes are often used in conjunction with protective covers such as bird netting or frost cloth to shield plants from pests, birds, and adverse weather conditions. By securing the covers to stakes placed around garden beds, gardeners can create a barrier that keeps out unwanted visitors while allowing air, sunlight, and water to reach the plants.

Erosion control

In areas prone to soil erosion, bamboo stakes can be used to stabilise soil and prevent runoff. By driving stakes into the ground along slopes or in areas with loose soil, gardeners can help hold the soil in place, reduce erosion, and protect the garden from damage.

Buying quality bamboo stakes

You can buy high-quality bamboo stakes from Sage Horticulture, trusted by Australians for 50+ years.

About David Charlton

David Charlton is a seasoned entrepreneur and business strategist with a passion for innovation and technology. With over three decades of experience in the startup ecosystem, David has been instrumental in launching and scaling numerous successful ventures across the agricultural and horticultural sectors.