Free tomato cages

tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)July 11, 2014

I posted them over at the Exchanges page if any of you locally have an interest.

Tom

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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

These are heavy gauge tomato cages, not cheap. I hate to send them to the recycling center but if there is no interest by next Saturday that is where they will go....

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 2:35PM
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whgille(FL 9b)

Tom, those are some nice tomato cages! I am sure somebody will be happy to have them.

Silvia

    Bookmark   July 13, 2014 at 6:30PM
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FieldofDreams26

I may be interested depending on your location.... Where in Florida are you? I'm on Merritt Island.

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 7:04AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Tom, I don't know what size cages you have, but one more consideration before you get rid of them is if you have any interest in epiphyllum (orchid cactus). Tomato cages can be used to pot them up in a nice trellis. See link below for the how-tos (and other videos by the same YouTube poster, if you like epiphyllum). I used my tomato cages for one season for tomatoes... and then reused them for epis after watching this video. :)

Carol in Jacksonville

Here is a link that might be useful: Trellising epiphyllum with tomato cages

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 11:14AM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Tom, those are some nice tomato cages! I am sure somebody will be happy to have them.

Well see Silvia

I may be interested depending on your location.... Where in Florida are you? I'm on Merritt Island.

FOD, guess when I added "Sunset 26" I lost St Pete in my header...back to St Pete Z10, Heat 10 - no Sunset 26. Even at $16 per double cage I doubt you'll want to make the trip over here for $320 worth of cages.

...and then reused them for epis after watching this video

Carol, these are 3/16" wire, much too heavy to bend that easily....

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 7:30PM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Tom, mine were the really heavy gauge, too. I had to use two pair of pliers - one in each hand - to make the necessary bends. It's not so much the size of the wire as the overall size of the tomato cage that determines if you think you can use them for epi's.

Carol

    Bookmark   July 14, 2014 at 9:33PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

Thanks Carol, I'll save a few.

Tom

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 6:31PM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

Tom- I have gone through the exchanges pages and I can't find your post. :-( Did you find a home for them?

What are you looking for in exchange for them?

Barbie~

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 11:47AM
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love_the_yard(z9A Jax FL)

Hi Barbie - It's the very first post on the Florida Exchange page - I've linked it below.

Here is a link that might be useful: HAVE: Free tomato cages - St Pete Tampa area

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 12:26PM
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ibarbidahl(9 (tampa-ish))

Ah, so looking on the main forum and through those exchange posts wouldn't have brought me to it, anyway. It's linked up top on the Florida forum... Geez Think I could have figured that out. LOL.

I think these are too tall for me. Anything over the fence gets reported. :-(

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 1:56PM
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tomncath(St Pete Z10a Heat 10)

I think these are too tall for me. Anything over the fence gets reported. :-(

They are bolted together with wire rope nuts, the nuts can be unscrewed or just cut off with bolt cutters to revert back to standard tomato cages.

    Bookmark   July 17, 2014 at 2:02PM
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