Tomato Cages - Knowledgebase Question

Telford, PA
Question by Robert_Conro
March 7, 1999
I'm looking for a good plan to build a sturdy tomato cage. I have found that the wire cages due to wind in my area and also the weight of the plants eventually tip over. I would appreciate any help or references to go to.


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Answer from NGA
March 7, 1999

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Cages are one of those things every one has a favorite way of doing. An easy cage is a section of sturdy wire mesh such as barnyard fencing formed into a circle. Generally a cage should be from 20 to 36 inches in diameter (depends how long your arm is so you can reach in and harvest the tomatoes) and it takes a 6 to 9 foot length of wire panel to make that size circle. Attach the wire to two or more metal "T" stakes driven about a foot into the ground and placed evenly around the circle. Rolls of barnyard fencing (about 40 inches high) and "T" stakes are available at the hardware or farm supply center.

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