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Best Tomato Trellis & Tomato Cages

Tomato Trellis & Tomato Cages

This post is full of ideas for Tomato Trellis & Tomato Cages!

Tomatoes are one of the top homegrown crops in backyard gardens.

It’s easy to see why: there are hundreds of gorgeous and tasty varieties available to gardeners that you just can’t buy at the grocery store.

Homegrown tomatoes taste better because they can be harvested at the peak flavor. They also require you to put up a tomato trellis or cage for support otherwise they’ll flop over to the ground. One season I was curious (& lazy) and didn’t trellis our tomatoes to see what the yield would be. Surprisingly we did get a decent however crop damage was higher being so close to the ground.

It’s better to trellis tomatoes for easier pruning, harvesting, air flow and for healthier plants.

How to prune tomatoes

Here are Tomato Trellis and Cage Ideas!

Best DIY tomato trellis & cages

How you trellis your tomatoes will depend on the type you’re growing & how many plants you have.

Some of these ideas, while cute and DIY friendly, would only work (in my opinion) if you don’t have that many tomato plants. If you’re growing A LOT of tomatoes then you’ll likely need trellis options that are friendlier on the budget like using strong string to tie them upwards or fencing. I’ll share tomato trellis and cage ideas whether you have a few plants or many.

Tomato trellis as a woven row

Rodale Organic shows you a woven row trellis

There are two types of tomato plants

  • Determinate– Grows to a certain size (often about 4 feet) then produces fruit at the same time. Tomato cages work great with determinate tomatoes.
  • Interminate– Keeps growing and produces fruit continuously until a frost kills the plant. These tomatoes need a taller trellis.

DIY Tomato Trellis & Cage Inspiration

Tomato Trellis Cages

This design apparently hold 100lbs of tomatoes! From a Piece of the Rainbow

Tomato Trellis Cages

Bamboo tomato trellis from ElMueble

Cute DIY tomato cages from Get Busy Gardening

Tomatoes growing up cattle panel fencing from Homestead Honey

DIY tomato tower trellis instructions

DIY tomato tower from Rodale Organic

DIY Tomato Cage instructions from Ella Claire

Tomato trellis archway from Learning & Yearning

Spotted on willow boutique

The vegetable gardener has DIY plans for building an A frame Tomato Trellis

DIY video tutorial from the real farmhouse on how to build these tomato towers

Homemade food junkie has this great tomato trellis using cattle panel fencing.

You can see below how it turned out later in the season.

Tomato trellis

Do you have a preferred way to trellis tomatoes?

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