Stainless steel tomato spirals used in the
2009 edible landscape
Does anyone out there agree? I can think of few things that detract from the beauty of a garden more than tomato cages. And it really doesn't help much to buy ones that are painted green. Come on, you can't fool me with green paint. Last year I tried some nifty stainless steel tomato spirals, which I'll admit were very cool. But they only really worked for small-fruited and thin-stemmed varieties. Bulkier varieties just took the slender spirals down with them and required additional staking later in the season. This year I am determined to devise a sturdy, functional, and fabulous looking method of supporting tomatoes in the Edible Landscape. I'm not looking to buy the latest gadget. Rather, I want to construct something of natural materials or use found objects. So, faithful readers, I need your help. Post a comment with your suggestions, or if you have photos send them by email and I'll post them (since I can't figure out a way for you to post them right here). Just click on my profile pic to find my email address.
Please act fast and send your ideas, the tomatoes are growing quickly!