How to Make Strong Tomato Cages

Now that your tomatoes plants are in the ground and you’re looking forward to large, healthy plants with tons of ripe, juicy tomatoes, you’ve got to have strong support for them. I’ve tried many methods including…

  • letting them just lie on the ground,
  • staking,
  • those small cone-shaped cages (worthless!) and
  • trellising of some sort.

The best method I’ve found and have used for many years are large cages built from concrete reinforcing wire. I got the idea from reading Charles Wilber’s How to Grow World Record Tomatoes.

The following video shows how I make these strong tomato cages and talks some about the benefits of this method.

Here’s to growing great tomatoes!!!

What’s the best method you’ve used for supporting your tomato plants?

Larry Braley

About Larry Braley

Blessed husband to a wonderful, virtuous woman and father of five, a daughter-in-law and granddaughter. Raised on a midsize farm in the midwest during my childhood and early teen years. Moved away for several years to live the corporate life. Glad to be back in the country raising my family, teaching life skills and developing our mini-farm.
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2 Responses to How to Make Strong Tomato Cages

  1. Rex says:

    Larry you are so smart!! :o)   That is exactly what I have done with my cages!!
    I love this blog ‘thing’!

    • lsbraley says:

      Thanks Rex. You’re a smart guy too. 🙂 If you get a chance, send over some pictures of your tomatoes. I’d love to see them. I’ll be giving a tomato update in the next couple of posts.

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