Plant Growth and Development is a critical task in the garden because it connects the gardener to plants. Through the use of human-built structures, plants can be trained to grow in a way that may benefit the plants as well as the gardener. Staking or trellising plants can minimize pests/diseases, increase productivity, and ease harvest methods. By supporting plant growth and development gardeners can see the reciprocal relations; the ways that plants support humans, other animals and other plants!