Answer: Staking won't make a difference to your plants, but the lack of staking might make harvesting more difficult. It really depends upon the types of tomatoes you are growing. There are determinate types which grow to a certain height and then flower and develop fruit, usually all at once. There are indeterminate types which tend to keep growing, flowering and producing fruit all summer long. Indeterminate type tomato plants can reach 6' tall with an equal width so they will sprawl all over one another if they aren't staked. But, they will still flower and fruit so the biggest challenge for you will be to find and harvest the ripe fruit hiding in among the foliage. Just think of it as a treasure hunt!
Hope you have a bountiful harvest!
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