how do you use tomato cages?
I know that tomato cages are used so that the vines of the tomato have a place to climb and so they have something to latch onto. I found instructions on how to build tomato cages.
The question I have is this: how do you use tomato cages? I've never used them before, so I'm unfamiliar with how you use them? I'll be growing the tomatoes in 5 gallon containers. Should I just put the cages behind the containers, or do I put the containers the where the tomatoes are growing in the center of the cage?
Also this is off-topic, but can anybody recommend a good all-purpose variety of tomato to grow in the garden? One that is good for general cooking uses as well? (in salads, soups, sauces, etc.)