[Market-farming] Tomato Cages

Bill Shoemaker wshoemak at illinois.edu
Fri Mar 4 22:36:30 EST 2011

We use #10 concrete wire by cutting the 5' wide strip every 4'. We then roll each into a cylinder and use wire stub ends turned in to hook them together. We set them over plants early, set a tomato stake solidly in the ground between each pair of cages, then tie both cages to the stake with a twist tie. If we don't stake them, they will get blown over once the plants fill them up. The stakes are usually sufficient to keep them upright through the season.


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>Date: Fri, 04 Mar 2011 19:33:59 -0500
>From: "Mac" <gofish54 at centurytel.net>  
>Subject: [Market-farming] Tomato Cages  
>To: "market-farming" <market-farming at lists.ibiblio.org>
>I am going to make some new cages for indeterminate tomatoes out of concrete wire.  If you use cages, what diameter are you using?
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