You can build tomato supports and bean tipis the old-fashioned way with saplings and woody vines rather than store-bought materials. From MOTHER EARTH NOW--this is what we do for our pole beans.it works great
Tomato plants flourish in straw bales, and no weeds or weeding! Check out the straw-bale gardening movement that has become one of this summer's hottest gardening trends. (AP Photo/Cool Springs Press, Tracy Walsh/Poser Design) Wonder if this would work?
Bell Pepper*they hate nitrogen/commercial fertilizer* Wait til plants flower before fertilizing. Then spray leaves w/ 1 tsp Epsom salt in 1 qt water (peppers need Magnesium to set fruit). Peppers also enjoy small amounts of potassium (wood ashes)
By Susan Patterson, Master Gardener Plums are a delectable addition to any home garden. Growing plum trees is not only rewarding but also extremely tasty. Plums are excellent fresh but also make a wonderful jam or jelly.
Clematis Mrs. Robert Brydon (Pillar Clematis, Bush Clematis)
Solomon's Seal thrives in and out of the ground. Florists love this plant because it lasts a long time in water, but gardeners go for it because it tolerates dry soil once established and sprouts dainty white flowers in the spring.