These Reinforced DIY Tomato Cages Can Be Used in All Seasons


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Spring

Photos by Kathy Shaw

Tomato Cages aren’t just for use in the summer any longer. We find uses them just about year-round. In the spring they serve as low tunnel frames with plastic to warm up soil and get a jump start on the growing season for lettuce and other greens as well as support for tall pea vines.

Summer has them supporting indeterminate tomato plants and as well as vining cucumbers, melons, beans and squash. They also work as a low tunnel support with insect barrier fabric over broccoli and other cole crops.

Summer



Fall brings them back to the ground as low tunnels with plastic to extend the season, while others just lay on the ground to the west (prevailing wind) side of the pond to stop blowing leaves from entering it.





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