Tomato cages always seem to be too small, too flimsy and simply, not enough for the indeterminate tomato plants I grow.  This year I decided to make a 3-D PVC grid to support my tomato plants.  My final cost was about $55.  The tomato portion of my garden is roughly 6'X7'.  Since your garden will probably have different dimensions, your cuts will be different lengths than mine.

Step 1: What you will need

For my garden, I needed
---21-10' pieces of 1/2" PVC pipe
---8 -X shaped PVC connectors for 1/2" PVC
---38 -T shaped PVC connectors for 1/2" PVC
---a tape measure
---duct tape
---a marker, such as a sharpie
---an electric saw of some sort (I used a miter saw)

<p>Would like to know how tall is the finished cage? Did you have any problems with it coming apart not gluing it? Totally awesome idea!</p>
It is roughly six feet tall. After the first couple of years it did start to come apart, so I glued it. It is now several years later and is in good condition, except the part where a large tree branch fell on it. Since I glued it, it is really easy to rotate it to different parts of the garden each year. Hope that helps!
I would recommend using a pipe cutter like this one.
nice job. i saw another person with a trlace like this but they cut wholes in the pipes to spray nutrients

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