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RE: I hate tomato cages. (Follow-Up #9)

posted by: gemfire on 05.06.2006 at 11:06 pm in Garden Experiments Forum

Have you tried the upside down method. No tomato cages
needed. I'm trying it this year using an old clothline
pole to hang them on, also I put chicken wire loosely
up the pole to grow cucumber vines on. I may put bell
peppers in the top end of bucket.

http://oldfashionedliving.com/tomato2.html

Happy Gardening,
Gemfire

NOTES:

Do this from the front porch (once).
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RE: I hate tomato cages. (Follow-Up #8)

posted by: jim_6b on 03.18.2006 at 03:35 pm in Garden Experiments Forum

I love my cages!!!!
I bought a roll of galvanized fence and made my own. They are 5' tall and 2' in diameter. I have 16 cages and I use 2 pieces of conduit per cage driven in the ground to keep the cages from blowing over. Wire ties are used to fasten the cages to the conduit. It takes me about 2 hours to get the cages and the conduit out of the basement where they are stored and to the garden and set up. After that is done I don't have to do anything but water and pick tomatoes. Total cost was about 80 dollars and I have been using them for 7 or 8 years now. I have tried other methods but this one works best for me.

NOTES:

Do this.
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