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DIY Tomato Cages

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DIY tomato (or tomatillo) cages

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Category Gardening
Type Functional
Style Outdoorsy, Eco-Friendly
Kir on craftsy.com

What materials did you use? Concrete mesh, wire cutters

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What are you most proud of? We've been using these cages for 3 years now and they are still in great shape. They are so much taller than standard tomato cages that they can also double as vertical supports for pole beans, cucumbers or peas. They are also great supports to reign in wandering tomatillo plants.

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What advice would you give someone starting this project? Wear gloves and watch out for sharp edges! This is a super easy project - have fun and enjoy your tomato crop!

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That a great idea! I too grow lots of heirloom tomatoes and find them slightly monsterous by late summer and hard to rein in. I will have to try this next year...thanks!

07/17/2011 Flag

Thanks - I hope this works for you. Enjoy your tomato crop!

07/17/2011 Flag
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Fantastic idea. I tried it this year on one of my plants and it was so much better than those wimpy cages they sell at the Depot. Some of my plants over grew the traditional cages so much that I couldn't control them. The concrete mesh can be lethal.. I bled a lot!

09/03/2011 Flag