Tuesday, May 08, 2007
PVC Tomatoe Cages
Last summer we had difficulty using standard tomato cages. The cages are designed for use in yards with a lot of soil. Our vegetable boxes are only about a foot deep. The cages would not stand up when we needed them most; when they are heavy with fruit. We tried all sorts of things, propping up the cages, tying them to walls. Nothing seemed to do the trick.
This year we decided to try something different. Instead of using individual cages that would flop over we built one big cage over the whole garden. It was fairly cheap, around $30 and I would like to think that it looks good too. As an added bonus it keeps Coltrane out of the garden.