Tomatoe cages?

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how to make easy tomatoe cages


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  • Betsy Betsy on Apr 26, 2020

    Hi Anna: You can use 3 poles, and tie twine around them at different intervals. Or, just 1 heavy pole and tie your plant to it. There are 2 different types of tomato plants, determinate, that grow sort of bushy, great for patio containers, and indeterminate, that grow tall and leggy. If you get plants frm the nursery, take off the bottom 2 leaves and put the plant into the soil up to that point. It will make roots along the stalk and be stronger. Good luck

    • Lynn Sorrell Lynn Sorrell on Apr 27, 2020

      follow this advice any poles made from anything metal, sticks, wood use whatever is available in yard. along with string cheapest

  • Peggy L Burnette Peggy L Burnette on Apr 26, 2020

    Hi Anna, we use no climb or fencing for our tomatoes, gives you room to pick them thur the holes. Cut the fencing and bend over the ends. Works great for out very large tomatoes. Good luck and stay well

  • Cynthia H Cynthia H on Apr 27, 2020

    Hi! Chicken fence mesh is easy to shape into cylinders. Stay safe!

  • Craft Invaders Craft Invaders on Apr 27, 2020

    Here's an easy tutorial

    https://www.hometalk.com/diy/grow/tomatoes/diy-tomato-cages-save-the-maters-13501126

  • They also have them at Lowe's and Home Depot and their not expensive.

  • Ken Erickson Ken Erickson on Apr 27, 2020

    You can make a cage from scrap wood. Frankly, the cages are so cheap, I wouldn't bother trying to make one.

  • Anna Anna on Apr 27, 2020

    Thank you all for your solutions

    • Betsy Betsy on Apr 27, 2020

      If you are going to buy cages, one mistake a lot of people make is to not put the bottom ring on the ground. For some reason they let it hang in the air :) It needs to be on the ground for stability. If you use string, don't go cheap, use string that is wax covered so that it won't rot in the rain and sun. Good luck and happy tomato planting :)