Saturday, April 25, 2009

New Tomato Cages


My birthday gift from my mom this year was new tomato cages. I've been waiting for tomato season to start using them. This past week I finally set them out with my new tomato seedlings. One cage is already getting full use because I had a volunteer which has been growing since the early part of the year.

These tomato cages are going to be a terrific addition to my garden. I got four cages which are 60 inches tall. I might go back for two more which are 72 inches tall. They are constructed of very sturdy metal. I have found the smaller round, cages have been constructed of cheaper, less sturdy metal in the last few years. This becomes a problem as the plants grow because they deform under the weight of the plant and produce. Additionally, these square cages fold flat for easy storage in the off season.

5 comments:

notsocrafty.com said...

I've seen those at the store and was curious about them. They look a lot more practical than the tomato cages.

earlysnowdrop said...

They are great. No tipping over with the weight of the tomato plant. The only problem is the space between the vertical members is a little wide and you have to keep training the tomato plant to stay inside the cage. This is not a problem for me as I am in my garden almost every day.

Greenie said...

I, too, have seen these in the stores and wondered how they'd do in the garden. I like that they fold up for storage. Always handy!

lisa said...

Don't you love it when family knows how much a good garden present means?

earlysnowdrop said...

Absolutely. These are in the second year of use. Still loving them.

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