I hate Tomatoe Cages

lizzy_growerDecember 27, 2007

hey!! So my parents showed me this new product called climin buddies. they are so cool!! they are amazing for just about anything from tomatoes, strawberries to even flowers. they are so neat. you just put a stake in the groung in the middle of your plant and put the leafs on the stake and lay your plant right in the grooves of the leaf. NO MESS!! ok ok so im rambling on just go to the website and check it out: lenkorproducts.com , they even have a sweet video. :)

well enjoy i know i do!!:)

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albert_135(Sunset 2 or 3)

I also dislike tomato cages.

    Bookmark   February 10, 2008 at 10:58AM
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ninjabut(USDA z 8,CA)

Hmmmm, I don't think you're supposed to be selling stuff on these boards.
Also, I think it would cost about $40 to hold ONE of my tomato plants!
JMHO Nancy

    Bookmark   February 17, 2008 at 9:12PM
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tas123(z5 MI)

I definitely like that concept...now I'm pondering a way to make something similar on my own since I'd need at least 40 of those to hold up my tomatoes. Maybe a pattern and a dremel tool to cut it out of some material. Aluminum flashing would have sharp edges...wood would rot too soon...maybe I can find some kind of flat thin plastic stuff at the local big box hardware store. Hmmmmm!

    Bookmark   February 22, 2008 at 1:40PM
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daryljurassic(OHIO 6a)

Ok, that was dumb...I use heavy duty galvanized pasture fencing. Some use concrete re enforcing wire. About a 5' length made into a circle, pound a 2x2x8 down in the middle. Done. No constant tying up sagging plants. Easy to reach through and get your fruit. Inexpensive and lasts for years - decades...My store bought tomato cages went in the garbage years ago.

    Bookmark   March 24, 2008 at 11:35AM
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Drakens(5a)

"you just put a stake in the groung in the middle of your plant"

Hmm, maybe you're not describing that right, but it doesn't sound like that would be too good a thing for tomatoes.

    Bookmark   March 27, 2008 at 12:52PM
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davemichigan(zone 6a (SE Michigan))

I am new to tomatoes but I find this useful.

Here is a link that might be useful: Staking Vegetables

    Bookmark   March 29, 2008 at 2:49PM
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leaveswave(.)

Donchya love it when someone joins and their first post is a rave about a commercial product? heh heh

I used 16-foot fencing panels and stuck each end in the ground to form arches a person can walk under. I placed one end along the north side of my raised veg. beds and the other end in the garden. Grow clematis on the perennial side and indeterminate tomatoes, cukes, and other vining veg. on the other. Works fantastic and looks awesome by the end of summer.

    Bookmark   June 12, 2008 at 6:55AM
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