Have you set your tomato cages yet? Get cracking because your plants will have a growth spurt and there will be no corralling them.
I've never been a big fan of the cone shaped cages that you see everywhere for a couple of bucks. My tomatoes would always become top-heavy and topple over.So I used the rectangular cages offered by Gardener's Supply. I like the stability offered by their four corners. And they have the added advantage of easy collapsibility and even easier storage.
While at Baltimore's Flowermart in early May, I caught sight of what looked to be industrial strength tomato cages that fit snugly in big black plastic containers and I was intrigued.Then fellow garden blogger Margaret Roach, over at A Way to Garden, wrote about her favorite cages: Texas Tomato Cages, which come in a variety of heights and diameters and are collapsible, too.
Illustration courtesy of Gardener's Supply