What a wonderful idea for staking tomatoes and lots of good information on this blog!!
The tomatoes are growing great guns around these parts. Nothing turning red just yet, but another week or two and we’ll be seeing the first blushes. I’m a little excited to tell you about my solution to the inefficient tomato cage dilemma.
The problem with conventional tomato cages are they are just too damn short. I don’t think I’ve ever seen an indeterminate tomato just two feet high. Hell, even the roma’s will get three feet tall at least, and they really only need a stake to help hold them upright.
So my solution to the problem was this. Rather than put a cage around the tomato plant when it’s young, I would build the cage around the plant as it grew.
I stuck 8 foot rebars into the boxes at each corner as my uprights. Then each week, as the tomatoes grew I added cross bars of bamboo. they…
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