Remember that bamboo we got from neighbor-gardeners? Well, Robb and I used it to build the World's Most Gigantic Tomato Cages.
First we built bamboo "ladders," which were admittedly a bit catty-whompus.
Then we added long horizontal cross-bracing.
Notice the humongous crocosmia over Robb's shoulder. I've seriously never seen one as large as ours. Too bad it's strangling our lemon verbena. Well, maybe the problem with the lemon verbena is that it froze this winter, and maybe it is still recovering. Notice, too, Jo and Mandy's banana plant. I wonder if it ever bears fruit?
I know how over-constructed these are. My tomato seedlings are utterly puny. I can't imagine that the plants will ever grow into these structures.
Grow, little plants, grow!