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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

Picture of What you will need
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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)


 
reddace6 months ago

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!

goofy gal (author)  reddace6 months ago
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!
PapaGeek2 years ago
I would recommend using a pipe cutter like this one.
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zigzagchris5 years ago
nice job. i saw another person with a trlace like this but they cut wholes in the pipes to spray nutrients