Sunday, May 6, 2012

Started Making Our Own Tomato Cages

Earlier today we bought some concrete reinforcing wire as well as some metal stakes. We're going to build our own tomato cages! We had used up all the tomato cages we own but were short about a dozen.

We watched the Los Angeles Kings sweep the St. Louis Blues, ate an early dinner and went about building cages. The first thing we noted was that our tools couldn't break the reinforcing wire without a lot of trouble. So back to the hardware store to get the appropriate tool.

It was still a struggle, but after the fifth cage we were starting to get the hang of it. Concrete reinforcing wire is pretty strong! The trouble comes when you try to wrestle (and wrestle is the operative phrase) the wire to where you want it to go.

Several plants have tomatoes. Perhaps I'll take an inventory tomorrow of the plants with tomatoes.

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