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I'm in the L.A. Times

Posted by qaguy Sunset 21/LosAngeles (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 19, 12 at 23:07

for my PVC cage design. More or less. Not the print
edition, but the online garden section.

On Saturday, the L.A. Times printed an article about
tomato cages entitled Best tomato cages: Six picks from the pros

One expert touted the almost useless circular cone-shaped
cages. Another mentioned cattle panels/CRW, but used
as a fence, not shaped into a cage.

No mention of the Florida weave nor the circular CRW cages.

Knowing for many years the popularity of the weave and the
CRW circular cages, I fired off an email about the lack of
them and my PVC cages.

I guess I wasn't the only one. They came out with a blog
post today with information on the Florida weave and my
PVC cages.

Here's the new article. Tomato cages: Readers see red over pros' picks

I feel better now. Even though I got second billing in
the online article. But, as they say, any publicity is
good publicity.


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RE: I'm in the L.A. Times

Your 2nd link doesn't work.

This one does
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/home_blog/2012/06/florida-weave-tomato-support.html

Here is a link that might be useful: it works!


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RE: I'm in the L.A. Times

Good Job! Nice pix too!


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RE: I'm in the L.A. Times

  • Posted by remy 6WNY (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 20, 12 at 11:09

Very cool!
Remy


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RE: I'm in the L.A. Times

Hey, pal, congratulations�on the article and the cages!


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RE: I'm in the L.A. Times

Looks like one commenter has requested your design. Give your public what they want! LOL

CH


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RE: I'm in the L.A. Times

Just my 2 cents, your PVC cages are the best! I can't always afford the time and money for all of my 80 plants, but I plan on building a few per year until I have them all.


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Those are very nice tomato cages-you can see how well they support your plants. Congratulations~ now, we are looking forward to some plans! (smile)


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Well done, thank you from the 'littles' :) Keep that paper in line.


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  • Posted by qaguy Sunset 21/LosAngeles (My Page) on
    Wed, Jun 20, 12 at 18:53

Thanks all.

There is a link in the article to the plans. Not terribly
obvious, but the blue letters that say 'his PVC design'
is a link.

But I'll put it down below anyway.

Here is a link that might be useful: Plans for the Matkey cage


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