Geriatric (Garden) Support: Homemade Tomato Cages

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Photo By Terrie Shunkwiler
Crutches and walkers offer reinforcement in this garden.

My husband and I recently retired and decided to have a “geriatric vegetable garden.” Instead of buying expensive tomato cages, we purchased walkers and crutches from a local thrift store.

I placed a tomato plant at each leg of the walkers, and we used the crutches as bean poles. The best part is that the crutches and walkers are made of aluminum, so they will last forever. The other tomato plants are held up with unused puppy pens.

Terrie Shunkwiler
Virginia Beach, Virginia