Another way to tie down young branches. The branch being tied down is above and a mirror of this sturdy lower one. The rubber bands allow some flex and don’t hurt the wood like string. Hemp twine is really strong, cheap and you should be able to use it again after one season has set the branch at a good angle (as close to 90 degrees as possible).
Your garden is looking great so abundant. Well done
Lots of good ideas here. Glad to see your tomatoes are late too, I was wondering if it was because of the soil or the weather that mine were so slow to colour. I don’t think I will be freezing many for winter pizzas this year. Thanks for sharing your work.