Ideas for a temporary fix for some bad planning?
I've really learned a lot here these past few weeks, but at the time I transplanted my seedlings into the ground, I was obviously not as well-informed. Ahem..
This plant is a better boy that already has 42 tiny tomatoes forming on it and dozens more blossoms. Ive also got a couple heirloom varieties (striped German, big red) in there whose heights im also concerned about. the winds today are 20 mph and those stupid dingy cages are already leaning over and scaring me. Next time I will for sure construct some cages from CRW, but for now, I'm trying to decide the best route to help this situation.
I've seen others tie another conical cage upside down to the top of the first cage to extend height, but if I'm going to do that, I need some way to stabilize the whole thing. I was thinking of some rebar placed in the ground on either side of each cage, then attached to the cages, but won't I damage the root system? Is that a risk I have to take at this point to keep from losing my plants altogether? What about cord or wire that anchors the cages to the side of the raised bed somehow? I've never seen that done but it seems like it could work. The only problem would be doing it on all 5 plants. Any ideas/thoughts would be greatly appreciated!