These DIY plant cages and supports are a great alternative if you're tired of fighting with those flimsy supports you can buy at the store. These give you the opportunity to build the cages and supports specifically for the plants you have and the needs of your garden.
When you use one of these DIY plant cages or supports it will keep your plants healthy and happy. They'll be kept off of the soil and away from diseases, and it will keep the air flowing around the plant to keep it nice and dry. Since these supports lift the plants off of the ground, it will give you more space to garden and more room to harvest.
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Bamboo Tomato Cage
Use bamboo poles and garden twine to create these tall tomato cages that will keep everything growing in the right direction. Depending on your need, there are directions on how to tie them as either tripods or quadpods. Any long branch can be used but these tomato cages look great being made from bamboo. Group a few of them together and you have some attractive plant cages that will support your tomatoes all season long.
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Pole Bean Tunnels
Make more space in your garden by taking it vertical. These mesh supports are perfect for climbing bean plants that you can train to grow over some garden arches. Besides producing beans, these look beautiful and give you a nice shady place in your garden where you can sit and enjoy your success.
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DIY Tomato Cage
Are you tired of the premade tomato cages that aren't the right size and not sturdy enough for your plants? This project will show you how to build a sturdy tomato cage that can withstand the wind and weather. Besides a very detailed tutorial, there are lots of tips here about growing tomatoes so you can increase your harvest this season.
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Garden Trellis and Tomato Cage
This garden trellis, being used as a tomato cage, gives the plants a nice sturdy place to climb. These are made from pallets, which you can easily find for free or cheap. Paint them a funky color and you've just added some nice detail to your summer garden or keep them neutral with the tomatoes as the star.Continue to 5 of 12 below.
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Garden Arbor Arch
This garden arbor arch will give any climbing plant the support it needs. You'll be taken through each step of the building process starting with gathering your materials and ending with staining the arch. It's a detailed project that builds a beautiful arch for your garden or yard. Whether you decide to plant right away or wait, you'll have a pretty new addition to your garden or yard.
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Tomato Plant Trellis
If you have a lot of tomatoes growing in your garden, you're going to want to build this large tomato plant trellis. A trellis is a great alternative to tomato stakes, allowing the plants to really grow and thrive. This one is pretty large, so it's going to take up a lot of space. If you're looking into a serious tomato crop this year, be sure to check out this plan.
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DIY Trellis for Climbing Indoor Potted Plants
Here's another DIY trellis, but this one is for indoor plants. This trellis is made from vines, giving you a much more attractive look than using nursery hangers. The great thing about this project is that you can go out into your yard and collect all the materials you need.
DIY Trellis for Climbing Indoor Potted Plants from Greenhouse Studio
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Easy DIY Garden Arbor
This colorful garden arbor is sure to brighten up your space! The sides of the arch are obelisks and then they are topped with a sturdy ladder. This is a great budget project, you should be able to complete it for a little more than $50.Continue to 9 of 12 below.
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DIY Low Cost Tomato Support
If you have a large number of tomato plants, the cost of all those tomato cages and stakes can really add up. This project is a low-cost option for building tomato supports. Wire fencing and stakes are used to create "The Stake-a-Cage," the perfect support system for your tomato or pepper plants.
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Simple Grape Arbor
This beautiful arbor is for growing grapes but it would also work well for any climbing plants that you have in your garden. It also is a great statement piece for your yard. This is a fairly simple build that even the beginner can handle.
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DIY Tomato Cages
These DIY tomato cages are easy to put together using concrete reinforcing wire. They are much more sturdy than the tomato cages you can buy and you'll save some money by making them yourself.
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Vintage Garden Tool Trellis
This project doubles as yard art! Simply take a few vintage tools that you're not using anymore and use them as the supports for a trellis. If you don't have any, thrift and antique stores can be great resources for vintage tools. You'll need to add a few strips of wood but you can attach that to the tools with rope. The result is a trellis that's lovely to look at and should support plants well.