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[Tomato Dirt #149] How to Make Your Own Tomato Cages
June 05, 2018

Tomato Dirt Newsletter
Volume 8, Number 14

Dear Tomato Dirt reader,

Welcome back to Tomato Dirt! A few times a month, we’ll send you this newsletter packed with tips about growing tomatoes and using them.

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Tomato Cages and Supports at Gardeners Supply via Tomato Dirt
Tomato cages, bamboo poles, tomato towers, reusable staking ties, cage extensions, tomato clips, trellises, spiral supports … there’s all kinds of ways to give your tomato plants the support they need.

One of my favorite sites to browse for gardening gear is Gardener’s Supply . They’ve got an awesome selection of tomato cages and supports (and staking gear for other plants you grow, too, like roses, beans, peas, and container tomatoes.)

And great news if you find something and buy it at GS: their products are 100% guaranteed. Have fun browsing and getting ideas for your garden.

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FEATURE: How to Make Your Own Tomato Cages

You can build tomato cages and use them year after year in your home garden. Tomato cages are an excellent way to provide support to plants.

There are several advantages to building your own cages.

  • Availability. Strong tomato cages are difficult to find. Making your own meets that need.

  • Durability. Tomato cages made from concrete wire remesh are long-lasting. You can re-use them for at least 10 years.

  • Height. Cages are stackable. You can provide support as high as needed for plants as they grow throughout the season. (keep reading) …

See the video and instructions for building your own tomato cages … and check out other tomato cages on our Pinterest board.

Let The Bees Do the Work: Build Your Own Beehive

Interested in getting your own backyard beehive? Don't know where to start? It may surprise you to learn that you can build your own beehive for less than the cost of a dinner for two at your favorite restaurant. This Garden Hive Garden Hive Construction Guide 2.0 shows you how to choose the best materials for your beehive, build parts, quickly make either frames or top bars for your hive, select and apply your preferred wood finish for your perfect backyard beehive … and choose a good location and install your finished beehive ready for your own honeybees.T he guide has all the information you need to build a garden beehive in less than one afternoon in audio, video and PDF manual. Attract bees to fertilize your tomatoes and other crops … plus get your own honey. Learn more.

Tomato Growing Tip: Reuse Tomato Cages Year to Yer

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More Tomato Cages and Cage Gear

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Gardener’s Blue Ribbon and other heavy duty tomato cages Garden clips for supporting tomatoes in cages Folding tomato cages for easy storage

More About Tomato Cages

Homemade Tomato Cages for Short Season Tomatoes Review: Tomato Cages from Gardener’s Supply How to Tie Tomato Plants to Cages and Supports How to Build a Tomato Trellis

That’s it for now. More next time.

Until then, happy gardening!

Kathy with Tomato Dirt
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