My New Heavy Duty Tomato Cage

5 Materials
$50
2 Hours
Medium
It was time to come up with a solution to my sagging laying on the ground tomato plants.











With the help of my hubby, we came up with the perfect cage for my small garden by using PVC piping.












My garden squares ar 4 x 4’s, so the cage is about 4′ wide and about 2′ deep. Hubby divided it into 3 sections because I plant 3 plants in a square. He made the first layer and then placed it in the garden to make sure it was level.










He added the rebar in each pipe that goes in the ground.  He decided to use the rebar because the wind can get really strong and wanted to make sure the cage was anchored to the ground.







As the plants grow taller, just keeping adding layers.  As you can see, it makes a great tomato stand and it didn’t move at all last fall.  Its so easy to reach the tomatoes inside.


Its the perfect solution for our small garden and can be expanded for a much larger garden. It has gone through several strong winds and storms and never moved and my tomatoes were protected.


To find out more detail on how to make this tomato cage, click on the link below.
Suggested materials:
  • PVC Pipe
  • PVC Pipe cutter
  • Rebar
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  • Lois Jones Lois Jones on Apr 20, 2017
    If you added the hose, could you drill some hopes in the pipe and use it for watering the plants?

  • Dee McHose Dee McHose on Apr 29, 2017
    Would you please publish a materials list and a schematic of the construction?

  • Vickie Vickie on May 07, 2018

    Was wondering what the estimated cost would be for this project? I wanted to do this but found that the 5 way connectors are difficult to locate locally and when you find them online they are $5.00 per piece or higher plus shipping. My stand was going to cost approx. $75.00 minimum for one plant. Am I missing something?

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