Tomato Cage Extension, Bean Pole Support, and Other Country Lore

This installment of an ongoing country lore feature includes tips on extending tomato cages and supporting bean poles.



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The wire used in wood slat snow fences also works well as overhead support for bean poles.
PHOTO: LEW RISHEL
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Use 3/4"  x 3/4" stock (bamboo is good) and adjust size as needed to extend a tomato cage.
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