texas-style tomato cages

OK, SO THIS VIDEO won’t edge out Obama or the latest celebrity trash on YouTube anytime soon. But it’s life-changing in its own way. Go see why you simply cannot garden for one more summer without Texas Tomato cages. (Hints: Like the saying goes, they grow them big in Texas…and they fold flat for winter storage.)

  1. Lynn says:

    Ohhhh what a dream come true! I could not convince my husband last spring to make heavy duty ones the wire-cutter way, and so we had gimpy falling-down cages all last summer. Now these! If only I still lived in TX and didn’t have to pay for 55 lbs in shipping! Thanks for the great link :)

  2. margaret says:

    Welcome, Lynn, to A Way to Garden.
    I paid the shipping and haven’t looked back with a single regret…not cheap, but I really had had it with the toppled tomatoes year after year.
    And yes, you’re right–with a strong pair of wire cutters and a roll of concrete reinforcing wire (the stuff they lay down in sidewalk forms before they pour the concrete; really heavy) you can make good cages. Of course they won’t store flat…

  3. Layanee says:

    The Equipment Manager made some great RI tomato cages which do not fold flat but are working very well. Those look great!

  4. Marcy Vander Tuig says:

    It’s a ….”Wow, (smack yourself on the forehead) why didn’t I think of that” thing. Do you suppose my husband could be convinced that the old ones have worn out?

  5. John Bisnar says:

    I am using the Texas Tomato cages for the second year. They worked great for me last year. Best cages I have ever used and they fold flat for storage. I did have to drive a large tree stake down the middle of the cages to hold them from tipping over when my tomatos cleared the top of the cage and starting growing out to the sides. I wish I had bouught the 24″ ones instead of the 18″ers.

    1. Margaret says:

      Welcome, John. I got the 18s and the 24s and for those giant indeterminate plants, the 24’s are a blessing, yes. The stake is a good idea, too…these plants are weeds, aren’t they (well, at least vines)? :) Nice to “meet” you and hope to see you again soon with news of a bumper crop.

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