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DIY Tomato Cage That Last

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So I know I’m not the only one that has purchased a puny tomato cage at my local nursery that ends up bending over with the weight of the tomato plant and is practically worthless.

We decided years ago that there had to be a better option that wouldn’t buckle under the weight of a full grown tomato plant. I was right there is a heavy duty metal cage that will stand the test of time, and it has a hefty price tag as well. I suppose if you only grew few tomato plants every year it wouldn’t be that big of a deal especially since they will last multiple years, but when you grow 12-15 tomato plants like we do spending $400 for tomato cages isn’t really feasible.

Tomato Cage that last

So we set out to make our own cages that would last but not cost us $25 each. We decided on using a 42 in. x 84 in. Remesh Sheet we found at the local home improvement store. (found in the cement and masonry section). These cost $8.90 each and we already have all the other supplies on hand for this project.

Tomato Cage that lasts


  1. 42 in. x 84 in Remesh Sheets
  2. Re Bar Tie Wire
  3. Needle Nose Pliers
  4. Work Gloves
  5. Wire Cutters

Watch this video on how to make your own Tomato Cage That Lasts.

I recommend making these when you have someone that can help you. Typically my husband will roll them up and I will use the cable ties to hold them in place. Once they are secured my husband will re inforce them with the tie wire. We don’t take the cable ties off but you could if you wanted to use the tie wire on each section. The first set of these DIY tomato cages we made about 6 years ago are still working great and we keep adding more as we continue to grow our garden.

DIY Tomato Cage that lasts


What kind of tomato cages have you found work for you in your garden? Leave me a comment and let me know if you try  out these DIY cages for your garden.

-Happy Gardening


DIY tomato Cage that lasts