Tuesday, August 23, 2011

On Sunday I made Tomato Cages

 Sunday was an adventurous day! It's amazing what you can accomplish when you turn off the tv and resist the laptop ( as much as I resisted I was still drawn in once or twice).

I started with a 50 foot roll of fencing material then cut 5 foot long pieces to make cages 18 inches in diameter.  Instead of bending the ends to make hooks to hold them together I used electrical ties.  When I am done using the cages I can simply cut the electrical ties (I call them zip ties) and store the cages easier.
Materials
I snipped the ends off when I was finished.


Thanks to my amazing hubby, no one was seriously injured during this process. 

I have not installed the cages in the garden yet but I have a very good reason.  Florida may be hit by a hurricane this week but we won't know for sure for a few days.  I'm not all that worried but I'll be cautious for now.

17 comments:

scot said...

That is so awesome you did this from scratch

scot said...

I love that you did this from scratch!--Love, mom

Jessica Guy said...

So Great! I am heading out today to BUY cages, but now, I'm going to save money and do this! Thanks.

mary_smith said...

Excellent! Have fun!

Karri Reiser said...

Thank you for sharing this on my Our Favorite Things link party. I love the idea of using the zip ties. Genius!

Grandma Bonnie said...

Oh, my goodness so very creative. I have plenty of fencing wire left over from our chicken coop. I will be trying your fantastic idea out this weekend. thanks for sharing.

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Haha - I love that no one was injured in the process. Using zip ties is a great idea! I'm so glad you linked up at Romance on a dime!

Carolyn said...

Your disclaimer about no one being hurt cracked me up.

Jill said...

Lovely simple way to make those tomato cages!


Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a fabulous week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
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Patty A said...

I really need to make this for my garden.

Following via blog hop social - FC

Christine said...

Yay for not letting the TV or laptop suck you in... :)

Love the tomato cages!

Thanks for sharing at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

Claiming Our Space said...

What a great idea. Using zip ties instead of bending over will make storing these so much easier. Thanks for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you again for tomorrow's party.

Kelsey Homolka said...

I've always wanted to make my own, now I just might try it! TULU ;)

Lynn Huntley said...

Thanks for posting this~ I will definitely going to make these! TALU~

Gerry said...

What a great tip! I'm passing this on to my hubby; seems like a great project for him. Glad I found you through TALU.

Lisa Lynn said...

Cool idea! Thank you for sharing your post on The Creative HomeAcre Hop!
I hope to see you back tomorrow for our next hop!
http://www.theselfsufficienthomeacre.com/2013/04/the-creative-homeacre-10.html

droppdedfred said...

I do that to keep the cats ought of everything!