Works well for beans and plants with small enough stem that you can fit the stake in the 1" diameter hole . Commonly used to help support tomatoes,melons, cucumbers, peppers and Vine Garden Vegetables. Pressing down on the locking tab. These are so easy to clip and reopen. By using these items, they make plants healthier. They will certainly make you more productive. They give good support and are very easy to use.Excellent solution for tomato vines.