In the short video above you can see my daughter helping me open and install my incredible, wonderful, fabulous, beauteous, Texas Tomato Cages. I am so excited!
Four months ago when I was planning the “Get It Garden” Challenge, I realized I did not have a strong enough tomato cage. First thing I did was call my favorite veggie gardeners and ask them where they found their super-strong cages. When I discovered they had crafted the cages on their own with concrete reinforcing wire and a blow torch, I got nervous. Where was I going to get a blow torch?
Less than two days later a friend on Twitter announced that her “Texas Tomato Cages” had arrived. I sent her a note, “Why are Texas Tomato Cages so special?” Her answer, “Texas Tomato Cages are the best!” That was enough motivation for me to contact the company and order a few.
In the photo you can see the cages are made from 1/4” reinforced galvanized steel, so they never rust. Each cage folds up for shipping and storage in the fall. Most importantly, you do not need extra ground anchors, so they do not blow over in the wind. Keep an eye on the cages in the “Get It Garden” challenge – I will let you know if they perform as well as the Twitter claims suggest.
What are you using for your tomato cages and how are they performing? Send me pictures and comments!
Remember, as you follow along and build your garden, please send photos and details to me, Shawna Coronado, and I will post your successes – and your failures – so we can all learn how to make a difference with a garden. Please send anything you can – what do you do with all the vegetables you harvest for instance? Will you sell them for additional family income? Will you give them away to local food banks? My readers want to know ALL the details.
Let’s build a garden together! Please join the 2009 Casual Gardener “Get It Garden” Challenge today and help make a difference for yourself and your community.
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