Tomato ladders (similar to tomato cages) are great for smaller spaces -- like raised container beds -- because they help the plant grow up rather than out.

The flimsy $1.99 variety that I tried last year, required lots of triage with bamboo, twine and pieces of a trellis - it got pretty ugly. I found IKEA Salvia trellises on clearance last year for $3. So here is the concept of a tomato ladder using pieces of the trellis.

Each ladder uses 6 Salvia trellis squares (there are 9 squares in a pack).

Step 1: Connecting the First Side

Hook together three pieces of the trellis with the middle piece on the outside of the end pieces. This is one side of the trellis.
My kind of room. Great to see so many family members enjoying it.
I love this use of materials. They are sturdy pieces of metal for the price you got them for. Any other time such metal pieces would be expensive.
Nice - looks quite sturdy, without the problems of a full cage enclosure!

About This Instructable




Bio: travel junkie, Portlander, foodie, newbie gardener, compulsive list maker, and blogging @ poweredbytofu.com
More by poweredbytofu:How To: Make Tomato Ladders from the IKEA Salvia Trellis 
Add instructable to: