How to Make a Wooden Tomato Cage
Creating a tomato cage will hold all of your vining garden tomatoes in place—all in a few easy steps. Made from pressure-treated posts and supplies you likely already have in your toolbox, this custom tomato cage will be a garden staple for years to come.
There are two types of tomatoes: determinate and indeterminate. Determinate varieties are bred to grow in compact bushes about three to four feet tall, and their fruit ripens at about the same time over a week or two. Indeterminate tomatoes, also called vining tomatoes, can reach six to 10 feet tall and need cages or stakes for support. Indeterminate tomatoes continue to flower and produce fruit until a killing frost. Follow our step-by-step guide on how to support indeterminate, vining tomatoes in your own garden.