Gardening Ideas forum: Plant Supports

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Sep 29, 2017 7:36 AM CST
I have found that the 54" tomato cages from Lowes make excellent plant supports. I cut them in half and end up with 2 supports, one large and one small. The larger ones are just right for peonies and baptisia.


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Name: Sandy B.
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Weedwhacker
Sep 29, 2017 7:39 AM CST
Good idea, Frank -- the large top part would be good for tall sedums that tend to flop over!

I'm thinking you would need a "bolt cutter" to cut them apart?
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frostweed
Sep 29, 2017 12:06 PM CST
Very good idea, and those long wires make staking unnecessary Smiling
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Name: greene
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greene
Sep 29, 2017 1:09 PM CST
Wow, who'd a thunk it???
Buying these at end-of-season prices, cutting them in half with the handy bolt cutters (purchased at a yard sale for only $1!!) is better than a 2-for-one sale any day.

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Name: Frank Richards
Clinton, Michigan

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frankrichards16
Sep 29, 2017 4:24 PM CST
@Weedwhacker

Yes, you need a bolt cutter. The one I use is in the photo.

you do need a bolt cutter because these are a larger gauge than the smaller tomato cages.

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Frenchy21
Sep 29, 2017 4:29 PM CST
frankrichards16 said:I have found that the 54" tomato cages from Lowes make excellent plant supports. I cut them in half and end up with 2 supports, one large and one small. The larger ones are just right for peonies and baptisia.


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Frank thank you for sharing this info. Didn't realize I needed a bolt cutter. D'Oh! Guess I need to go get one so I can cut up those tomato cages. Smiling

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