Now that spring is here, the time to plant tomatoes that will be nice and ripe all summer has finally arrived! We’re no vegetable farming experts, of course, but we’ve been growing our own tomatoes for the last few years now, among other things, and this year we’re intent on doing whatever we can to make them the best they can possible be. That’s why we’ve been looking up all different ways to build awesome tomato trellises that our plants can climb in order to grow high and healthy!
1. Tomato cages from cattle panels
Just in case you actually live on or near a small farm and would always rather upcycle the supplies you can access from there rather than just buying things new, here’s a fantastic tutorial from Growing a Greener World! This guide shows you, in quite simple terms, how to build standing tomato cages from wire cattle panels.
2. Tomato cage/stand hybrid
Have you actually been scouring the internet hoping to find a simple wire design similar to the one we’ve just shown you, but you’re not interesting in building cages that are fully enclosed like cylinders and you’d rather have them stand open and tall? In that case, we think you simply must take a look at the way Old World Garden Farms made their tomato cage and stand hybrid design using wooden planks and the same wire caging you saw above.
3. Wood frame tomato cages
Perhaps you’re actually a perpetual fan of things that are made of more natural materials, no matter what it is you’re building, so you can’t help wondering whether you might build your own tomato stands using wood instead? Then we think you’ll be very pleased indeed to learn that this kind of wooden framed stand is precisely what Ella Claire Inspired is here to teach you how to make!
4. Easy garden obelisk
If you’re going to build a stand for your tomato plants to climb, would you rather make one that’s a little more tall and grand, keeping them in one place since your patch is quite small rather than making many and dotting them around the yard? Then we think perhaps you’ll get along a little better with something like this easy garden obelisk outlined step by step on Flower Patch Farmhouse. We love the way they painted theirs purple to make it a little more decorative in their yard as well!