Tomatoes are the most popular fruit/vegetable for home gardeners to plant. They are easy to grow and produce a tasty product. To help support your growing tomato plant, a tomato cage helps the plant to stay upright without the extensive attention required by staking the plant. A cage also save you the time of tying your tomatoes, of course you can if you wish.
- Measure 5 feet of wire mesh and cut it off at the front of the next veritical wire.
- Bend the prongs back 90 degrees to create a hook that will enable you to close your tomato cage.
- Roll the wire mesh to form a cylinder and use the wire hooks you created in Step 2 to secure the cylinder in place.
- Cut off the bottom horizontal pieces of wire, leaving roughly 6 inches of vertical posts to secure the tomato cage into the ground.