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How To Build The Ultimate Tomato Cage For Under $2....The Stake-A-Cage!

You may chuckle at the name - but "Stake-A-Cage" really is the best way to describe the trellis system we came up with a few years ago to effectively and inexpensively tie up our tomatoes and peppers. We get a lot of questions about it on the blog - so we thought today we would explain it in detail, along with details at the end of the post on how to make your own.
A few years back, with the garden planted, and about 45 tomato plants growing quicker than we imagined - we knew we needed to give them support and fast! After suffering sticker shock at the prices of tomato cages and stakes in the store, we decided to see what we could come up with ourselves.
We had some left-over welded wire fencing from building the outdoor run for the chicken coop, along with wooden stakes we had used to stake out the area where the coop and barn would go. So - in desperate need to tie up some tomato plants that were falling over - we used wire cutters to quickly cut the fencing into small grid

To see more: http://oldworldgardenfarms.com/2013/01/15/how-to-build-the-ultimate-tomato-cage-for-under-2-the-stake-a-cage/

  • Jeff
    Jeff Ann Arbor, MI

    WOW, somebody has some nice property.....

  • Judi
    Judi Canada

    Tomatoes stakes

  • Mssmatch
    Mssmatch Florence, KY

    I tried this method many years ago and found it difficult to pick the tomatoes in the middle and to hard to prune the suckers, I'm sticking with just plain staking

  • FrankF
    FrankF Melbourne, AR

    I use drip watering system on automatic programmable timer with drip head at the ground only water the plants, pvc tubes ok but you have to fill them and they keep soil wet as long as water in them, where drip you control amount, if you save rain

  • Bonnie Paul
    Bonnie Paul Crookston, MN

    If you would like to wrap the wire all away around the plants and still get to the plants easier, they do sell fencing that is 4 by 4 inch squares to it.