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Tie Tomato Plants to Fences

By valleylynn
March 25, 2012

Caging your tomatoes? If you already have a wire yard fence, make a border along the fence, place metal t-posts and wire livestock fencing to the posts. This will corral the plants between the two fences.

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Name: Joanne
Calgary, AB Canada (Zone 3a)
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Joannabanana
Mar 24, 2012 6:06 PM CST
Every year, I struggle to keep the indeterminate tomatoes under control. I will take your advice and see the difference. (It's hard to add another cage if the plant out grows it, after-the-fact) I tip my hat to you.

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Name: Phillip
brayton tn. (Zone 7b)
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homeshow
Mar 24, 2012 7:08 PM CST
We will take metal T posts put 3 in the beds along one side and 3 along the other side. Then tie cattle panels to the T posts. Holding then a foot off the ground. That places the top of the panels over 5 feet high. 16 foot long cattle panels can hold up a lot of tomato plants. They fit just right in a 4'X20' garden bed.
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 24, 2012 7:16 PM CST
I agree We love using the stock panels for the tomatoes. : )

Joanne, those are some healthy looking tomato plants.
Name: Anna
North Texas (Zone 8a)
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canadanna
Mar 25, 2012 9:02 AM CST
Dumb question: what are T posts? Can they just be hammered in?
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Mar 25, 2012 11:32 AM CST
They are meant to be hammered into the ground. Use for fences of all kinds.
There are different lengths and strengths. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steel_fence_post
Name: Jeff W
San Francisco, California (Zone 10a)
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JeffreyD
Apr 1, 2012 9:46 AM CST
A very neat and tidy solution! It looks like you've painted the wire mesh. I LIKE!
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR (Zone 8b)
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valleylynn
Apr 1, 2012 1:04 PM CST
No paint, that is the way it comes. These panels will last for my lifetime. Thumbs up

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