Tomato Cages

Discussion in 'Fruit and Veg Gardening' started by Petronius, Feb 13, 2019 at 11:39 PM.

  1. Petronius

    Petronius Young Pine

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    Do you use tomato cages for you tomato plants? Do you use tomato cages to support plants other than tomato plants?
     
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  3. mart

    mart Hardy Maple

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    No,, Only thing I use them for is cucumbers !
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    I do not use cages anymore as the size is too often wrong for the chosen plant. I use cattle panel, so strength is a non issue, and I can form the panels as needed for the purpose, and they last far longer than the skinny wire of cages.
     
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    Bamboo stakes and loosely tie the stalk to it with zip ties.
     



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    marlingardener Strong Ash

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    Shhhh, don't tell. A friend that I gets a lot of our garden vegetables can't garden now, but has in the past. I was given about 20 tomato cages he had used in his garden. I don't use cages--we have T bars with sturdy wire between them. Our tomato plants would eat the wire cages and spit out nails!
    This is where I am swearing y'all to secrecy. I donated (unloaded, dumped, etc.) the cages at a local community garden. Those poor dears were happy to get them. I may have to avoid that community garden for a couple of years.
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    I have stacks myself. I need to buy some wire solder to fix half of them!
     
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    Dirtmechanic Seedling

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    How to fantasize about tomato cages.

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