The plight of the cheap tomato cage

I found some tomato cages behind the shed left by the previous tenant. They are proving to be no match for the brute strength of these Amish Pride. The posts have been pulled right out of the ground and luckily the wall was right there to provide support. There is a Cherokee purple right behind this plant that is laying flat on the ground.

This tomato had to be supported with some chicken wire stretched between two rebar stakes. For the fall garden I’ll be using a different staking method, I’ve been looking at different ideas but haven’t really settled on one yet. Anyone have a good idea for staking method?

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One response to “The plight of the cheap tomato cage

  1. I have yet to find a “foolproof” staking plan. I always seem to cobble together a variety of supports as the thing grows. Looks to me like your wall is doing a great job. 🙂

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