Throughout your gardening experience, especially when growing tomatoes it is important to stake them as they extend in length. Staking provides each plant the ability to grow without bending to the point where it breaks the plant and stops growth. It can also can also be used prevent the fruit from beginning to rot as it sits on the ground as the stalk grows overtime . Having the plant grow upward after it is staked allows the plant to get the necessary sunlight it needs to continue growth. It can be used as a method to keep the aisles of each row of plants clear and decent. And overall it allows the growth of the fruit to continue successfully.