Re: [tomato] Tomato Digest V1 #12

Paul Lasakow (
Thu, 27 Mar 1997 09:42:55 -0500

>Date: Mon, 17 Mar 1997 09:00:18 -0800
>From: connie hoy <>

>Paul,if it helps any I've used everything from your sort to hog wire
>(staked and linear)to concrete wire in 8'rounds.I like both of these as
>they are strong and the weather doesnt harm them in the long term.The
>concrete wire type were bought in pre-cut sections which we just shaped
>into rounds,staked and planted 2-3 indeterminate toms on.This enables
>you to reach in to harvest and it will support the heaviest of vines.The
>cages you mention are fine but when you plant 25-50 tom plants @ year,
>you need dependable long term supports.

Connie: Thanks for the reply. The concrete wire-- do I read accurately
that you are shaping them into 8' in diameter cages?


Paul & Kathy Lasakow
Norfolk, Virginia

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