Thursday, June 24, 2010

Tomato Cages

Tomato cages are used to cage tomato plants...Getting the plant off the ground and supporting it is the purpose for these cages so that the tomato will ripen beautifully instead of rotting on the ground. Indeterminate plants grow all over the place, so this caging helps to keep them in one spot as well as produce beautiful fruit. These supportive structures sometimes need to be staked in case of high winds.

We take 4' x 6' sheets of concrete re-enforcement wire and bend it into a circle to make the cage. The cost for this cage is about $5.00 and can be used again every year.


  1. Your tomato cage looks a lot sturdier than the ones I've seen at the hardware store.

    My mom uses a metal T type stake to tie up her tomato plants.

  2. Yes, very sturdy and great for containing the tomato plants. I hope your mom shares her tomatoes with you!

  3. You must be able to feed an army or is it only for own use.Nice work.

  4. Shirazi, Thank you. My husband just cannot downsize his garden. There are only two of us at home now. However our kids do have families of their own, so we share garden goodies with them and with the neighbors and friends too!