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Do you have any suggestions as to where to buy or how to make a truly sturdy tomato cage? The "standard" metal ones I have bought at garden centers have always tipped over when the plant has gotten big.
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You can pound metal fence posts in at both ends of your tomato row and run bailing twine, or some other sturdy material, from one fence post to the other, looping it around a wire on each tomato cage, then on to the next cage as you go. When you get to the bottom of the row go back up the other side, doing the same thing. With it's tied on both sides of the cages it will keep the row of tomato cages from falling over like a blown-down fance.
Another possibility is to pound in stakes at each tomato cage and tie the cages to the stakes.
I made some very tall and sturdy cages out of concrete reinforcing wire (4" squares). I still pound in stakes at the top and bottom of the row and tie the tomato cages to the posts though.
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