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Miracle Stake supports bigger plant varieties, producing more vegetables in less space . Saving you money while eating healthy!
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Hello, my name is Bob Hart.

I've created a better garden support system to grow vegetables!

I call it the Miracle Stake!

NOW ALL I NEED TO BRING IT TO THE WORLD. . .

IS YOUR SUPPORT !

5 Foot Miracle Stake supporting tomato plant
5 Foot Miracle Stake supporting tomato plant

After years of studying professional growing techniques I have perfected & patented a practical easy to use support system for the home garden.

The Miracle Stake is a complete vegetable support system.  It uses a Clip-to-Twine growing method to support the entire plant and fruit.  As the vine grows, clip it to the twine to support your vegetables.  Check it out!

Our garden support system is similar to how tomatoes and cucumbers are professionally grown in greenhouses, clipped-to the twine, reaching for the sun!

14 foot tall Greenhouse Tomatoes
14 foot tall Greenhouse Tomatoes

This is how cucumbers are grown in greenhouses; clipped to twine growing vertical is the best way! 

9 foot tall Greenhouse Cucumbers
9 foot tall Greenhouse Cucumbers

Now grow like a pro!

Miracle Stake is a complete vegetable support system.  It's superior to all other stakes, cages, or upside down gimmicks on the market.  

Miracle Stake advantages:

  • Reusable
  • Taller plant support
  • Grow more in less space
  • Compact for easy storage
  • More stable than cages
  • Grow 9 foot vegetables
  • Supports plant and fruit

    Best plants to grow...

  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumbers
  • Sweet Peppers
  • Eggplant
  • Pole Beans
  • and more...

Supports taller varieties to 9 feet!

Resulting in more food in less space.

9 Foot Model
9 Foot Model

Support Arms:

Today's vegetables are being bred to grow bigger, producing more fruit in less space. I designed this support system with three big support arms to support these bigger varieties.  The arms slide into the top of the stake, locking in place in seconds. No hardware or tools are needed. Simple!

How do Vine Clips work?

This Clip-to-Twine growing method locks the plant to the twine with ease, distributing the plants weight.

Prototype Vine Clip, Supporting Tomato Plant
Prototype Vine Clip, Supporting Tomato Plant

Attaching Twine 

Slip the twine through the hole in the support arm, and lock it in place all season.  A small twist, and it unlocks for easy removal.

Locks to support arm!  No knots to tie!

Locking metal "aglet" secures the twine to the support arms.
Locking metal "aglet" secures the twine to the support arms.

What do I get?

  • Steel grow stake either 5 foot or 9 foot heights: 
  • Three support arms
  • Vine twine with easy locking metal ends
  • 20 or 30 vine clips - different quantities per model / see below

Two sizes to pick from:

KICKSTARTER!  Why we need your Help?

The support we receive from the Kickstarter community,  will be used to finalize the packaging box and build the final injection molds needed to produce the clips and connectors .  This will cost $2,400 US dollars to complete.  Please pledge as much as you can.  

Stake Measurements: 

  • Stake Height = 5 foot or 9 feet in length
  • Arm length  = 13 inches (33.02cm) long
  • Over 26 inches wide (66.04cm)
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Why doesn't Miracle Stake fall over? 

In our testing, we found that as the plant grows and more stems are connected to the twine, the more stable the stake becomes.  Once connected to the twine the plant acts as an anchor point for the stake in the soil, the stake cannot fall over.  

Why growing vegetables upright is important?

Apical Dominance is a biofeedback mechanism within the plant to make plants grow upright.  When the plant falls over, apical dominance is disrupted.  Both growth and yield can be slowed.  One key to growing a bigger plant is keeping the plant upright.  MIRACLE STAKE allows you to do this with very little effort while achieving apical Dominance and optimum growth!

Bob's Story creating Miracle Stake!

I realized I needed a better way to support vegetables in my own garden.  I was tired of my tomato plants out- growing their cages and cucumbers taking up all the other plant's space. 
My first design attempt  was to attach cross arms to the top of a wood stake.  This proved a better option compared to cages, but it was still a wooden stake.  So I started drawing different designs.

These drawings are the very first sketches of the Miracle Stake design.  We contemplated with hundreds of names, but the Miracle Stake stuck.
These drawings are the very first sketches of the Miracle Stake design. We contemplated with hundreds of names, but the Miracle Stake stuck.
The first working prototype was made out of wood.  Although this design functioned properly it was long, heavy and unattractive.  Then I tried various plastic and metal materials and that’s when I knew I was on the right track.  After testing the clip-to-twine growing method with the new stake materials I found them to  work perfectly.  I knew then I had found the right chemistry between stake and support.  
The hardest part to the whole project was the stake.   I had a lot of obstacles to overcome in the design and what materials would work best.  I needed a product that worked in the garden for multiple plant varieties and could remain user friendly and market friendly.   It had to be small for packaging, shipping and storage.  It also needed to be light weight, strong, have a high-tech look and feel and be functional for the consumer.  [ Wow ]   I set the standard for the stake very high right from the beginning. 

Designing the support arms was the most important because they really give the stake its overall look and functionality.  One design hurdle for the support arms was "zero nuts or bolts to connect it to the stake".  Just simply slide together. This took on many different designs (see above) over the life of the project, but I think it turned out very nice. 

Then we had to work on the twine and how it connected to the support arms.  The one thing we didn’t want was to "tie a single knot".  We tried all kinds of options like holes and knots to connect the twine to the support arms.  Our break came when we looked at shoe laces to try and figure out a way to implement them into the design.  That’s when the idea hit us for a locking mechanism for the twine. No knots to tie made the stake even more simplistic to use.  What a relief that was.  

Well, here is our final design 

Plastic support arms work best for the top and our stake is made from high tensile strength steel with a plastic coating to last a long time. 

Top of Stake view, Plastic Design  Yeah!
Top of Stake view, Plastic Design Yeah!

And here is our new Support Arm!  Hot out of the mold 

First Miracle Stake Support Arm
First Miracle Stake Support Arm

Our Vision:

The home gardening market is evolving more rapidly than ever and trending toward home-grown produce. The need for a better and more versatile crop support system such as Miracle Stake has never been greater.   Our vision is to monitor these professional developments and provide new technology for the home gardener around the world.

Our Team

Miracle Stake Team
Miracle Stake Team
Selecting and sourcing the specific materials for MIRACLE STAKE has been the most difficult and time-consuming aspect of this entire project. We can do this ourselves, but we teamed up with and plan to manufacture MIRACLE STAKE through One World Sourcing, an experienced global manufacturer based in Cleveland, Ohio.  The company has more than fifty years combined experience in strategic sourcing, purchasing, and contract manufacturing.  

Production Schedule!

 Our production schedule looks like this:

  • April & May Kickstarter 
  • May 2014-Make final molds for Clips, and Connector.
  • May 2104- complete packaging and box layout
  • May 2014- Finalize logistics & shipping 
  • Late June early July 2014- Start shipping to backers

After years of research and trials, our hard work has resulted in what you see here today.  The MIRACLE STAKE SYSTEM will change the way you garden. So come on Kickstarter we really need your support!  Thanks, Bob

Risks and challenges

We appreciate your support, and we are excited to have you join us in our venture to develop a whole new growing platform for the home gardener. Yes, we realize their will be risks, but we are diligent in our quest by resolving all obstacles that come along. We expect for some bumps along the way but, nothing that will pose any major delays. We have our connections in place to spread the word through our web site, tweets, face book and other social media sites. Other future challenges will be getting the word-out and educating you our fellow gardeners about our great product. We have experience in developing other products from start to finish as well as personally airing live on QVC.
Some issues and challenges may arise during this process. We are extremely confident in our ability to rise above any issues or challenges that may arise during this process. We've already overcome countless roadblocks to get to this point, and we will continue to use the same solution based thinking process to take it all the way.

Thank You, So very very much! Bob Hart

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