While you have not had much success with mousetraps, I have heard other gardeners say this is their go-to method, using apples and peanut butter I think. Copyright 2021 The Joe Gardener Company, All Rights Reserved. I love you programs and your newsletter. Thanks Craig! Hey Greg. I even use a piece at an angle to support cantalopes. Looks like rectangles instead of squares.) V/r, Brad. $109.95 $ 109. Yes, I’ve tried just about everything, but nothing worked well enough and at the same time, looked good enough in the garden for my taste…until now. Farm and Ranch Equipment. I agree with the price – I need about 10 cages each year and couldn’t afford to make these with cattle panels. Think of it-just two elements : visuals and voice explaining steps and no jokes, bad banjo ,card tricks-just info. Admittedly, this was a major investment for these raised beds. Here is a close up of the cattle panels after they were added. I can see that you are very excited about your find. All Rights Reserved. Will be sure to keep some out for tomato cages!!! And your idea is perfect for your application. We enjoy every new show and appreciate all you do! A note for discouraging tomato predators: Hang red Xmas balls on your tomato plants early on. 31. That’s all there is to it. Cattle panels are expensive. in the last 3 years my garden has been completely over run with voles to the point of not getting the much harvest. Thanks again! I just found out about cattle panels about two years ago when I decided to erect a cattle panel greenhouse for starting seedlings which I find works well until temperatures get below 28°F. Hi James. from 199.00. Here are the steps on how I make the Ultimate Tomato Cage: 1. In my case, I get one complete cage at the height and width I like, with some pieces left over that I can use elsewhere in the garden. These really look great Joe. VaxMate. Free shipping on many items ... Livestock Supplies; Pig/Hog Supplies; Skip to page navigation. This leaves long spikes to anchor each panel in the soil. We offer quality cattle panels to suit your farm and ranch needs, from rough stock cattle panels to utility, to panels for all of your animals including horses, sheep, hogs, goats, and more. Big plants + strong winds…necessitate a sturdier foundation…I drive a small (4′) fence post or piece of rebar into the ground and tie one corner of the cage to it with a wire bundle tie. Instead of cutting the panels, I just bent them into a cylinder then used cable ties to keep them together. I can adjust the the length of each shelf as needed or as wide as needed. This way I plant four plants to each cattle panel. Thanks for the post and I love the show. 2) Make sure that whatever you’re growing will actually fit thru the cage holes. Those panels left on or near the soil surface would surely cramp their style! Good gardening! We did also unscrew the front corner braces to wedge it underneath. I have for the past 6 years been doing this with all of my vegetable gardens with the exception that I raise the panel about a to five inches off the ground. I often think I should do the same thing. The edge of a board serves as a good anchor for leverage and a straight guide for bending the panel towards you. Hope to see some of them later on in the season. You will see we also added foam on the ends to protect the plastic film from tearing on the cattle panels. Thanks for the great tomato cage design, Joe. If you choose this extra deep option, then cut away the horizontal pieces one level up at the 8th square also (the equivalent of two squares deep) as shown below. For use in enclosing cattle Design features 10-line wires with 4 in. By cutting away horizontal pieces (between the 3-1/2 ft and 4-1/2 ft marks), you leave seven foot-long vertical stakes for each two-sided panel. Tickled to see your use of cattle panels. Thanks, Joe. The rust on them adds character to the garden. If all goes as planned, I won’t be spending another dime for at least 15 years on tomato supports. They can be dangerous. Gabion Supply is a leading provider of durable gabion baskets, reno mattresses, rock fences & geo-textile products. They meet all 7 of my criteria for what it takes to be considered the ultimate tomato cage: sturdy, tall enough, wide enough, rust resistant, attractive, storable, and long lasting. 4. Sign up for our newsletter or blog, and updates on new episodes, videos and more! I’m glad you shared the way you make your cages. Cattle panels from OK Brand and wire hog panels to keep predators out and livestock in. A final but optional step to make it tidy is to secure each piece together with small cable ties. They worked great for my cucumbers and pole beans too. Some of the seed catalogs offer cages that seem to fold flat for storage and are very similar to what you built. Taking a few seconds to straighten the ends will make inserting them into the soil much easier. By the time I see it the bottom half is gone. These panels are shiny and I don’t think the golfers are going to like that. 4.8 (703) was save . Site design by Hibiscus Creative. Mine seam to bend and break or split the vine. I’ve been using cattle panel segments for years also. This temporary shelter allows us to work with the warmth-loving longevity spinach (AKA Gynura procumbens).Our goal is keep the plant at … They were in a row… very attractive. I know it’s frustrating to not be able to watch our current shows as they are released. I also tried some Butternut squash but that wasn’t so good. Cattle / hog / horse panels; High tensile wire; Electric rope / bare wire . The heat in the Southwest can cause the wire to burn the plants. However, if you prefer even a taller or wider cage, a single panel in its original size allows for both. interested in making these tomato cages…how many cages do you get from one 50″x16′ panel? I love my cages, and don’t find them hard to make. Would appreciate your help as I would like to install it at the end of the season so we are simply ready to go next year. I ended up using the whole 16′ section along the row of my tomatoes with fence post stakes securing the panel on both sides. I have tried to trap them with mouse traps caught 2 all season. I would love to put all the brainpower out there to work. Not sure about squirrels, but birds will try them out and soon become discouraged. Comes in a large roll in Lowes or Home Depot. FREE Shipping. Everything inside the greenhouse should fit flush against the wooden base, including stakes and cattle panels. Use a hula hoop cut and cover with old sheet which already Excellent tip Jessie! But a great article and i agree, cattle panels … Call Us at Call Us Store Locator ... 16 ft Max 50 Select Cattle Fence Panel. And with one panel, you could easily adjust to this. Poly Sorting Panel for Livestock. Priefert Complex Designs. Each is 4′ wide by 8′ tall. Electrified goat and poultry needing is also available. It’s polyester, (I think) so I can use it many years but it’s diamond shaped instead of square which makes the weaving easier. We do the same with our homegrown tomatoes, and it really does work! These panels are made of 4-Gauge wire that has been hot-dip galvanized to help protect against corrosion. Short of a physical barrier, very hard to do. The new plants disappearing over night (reminds me of the old bugs bunny cartoons when the plants were disappearing as fast as Elmer Fudd planted them ) to the plants root systems being chewed up so the plants don’t produce much if any food . Filter. I prefer the bottom of this panel to have long vertical pieces that can be driven extra deep into the soil to serve as the anchoring stakes. Thanks for your post here. Finishing up adding the film to the Greenhouse. Joe Lamp'l is the Host and Executive Producer of the award winning PBS television series Growing A Greener World. x 4 in. I’m anxious to hear your thoughts! She did show just a small snippet of our setup towards the bottom of this post: http://simplyresourceful.blogspot.com/2015/05/baker-creek-spring-planting-festival.html. 3. Great video and love the idea. And at $120 for a 150 ft roll, I can get plant support for 6, 24ft rows. Hunting Towers & Storage Racks with Rod Holders (Ideal for coast surf fishing) - - Game Proof Gates - At the end of the season, just cut the wire of cable tie, and they go completely flat for storage. Those nubs are dangerously sharp. These cages are super sturdy, tall enough and just wide enough so as not to crowd the plant but still leave ample room for other cages in the bed. It is collapsible and can be stored in a very small place. I hope it will answer your questions. If fact, mine were free as people threw out the wire. In all my research, the only “some what” effective solutions are 1. pulling the mulch away from the base of the plant to expose the vole to predators, 2. enclosing the rootball or growing area in hardware cloth (but who does this really??? I use these wonderful inventions I copied from Steve Solomon’s book Gardening West of the Cascades: http://s713.photobucket.com/user/heatherkent1/library/Tomato%20System?sort=3&page=1, And then use this system to prune and train them: http://www.johnnyseeds.com/videos/video-v60.html. Off camera, Joe dedicates his time to promoting sustainability through his popular books, blog, podcast series, and nationally syndicated newspaper columns. I even made the front page of my local newspaper with this. We have cattle panels that are 50 inches tall and 16 feet long, made of 4 gauge wire. Feedlot Panel, Cattle, 16 ft. L x 50 in. It is easier to make than yours. This method takes a weekly routine of pruning, but the results are worth it. Wire the top 4-foot long edges of the two panels together by twisting baling wire around the edges. I use concrete reinforcing wire, cut to the width I like , rolled into a circle, fastened with the cut ends folded back upon itself. Lastly, instead of lashing the cage together after it is placed in the ground, I made one side a row longer and trimmed off fencing except for the three to four places where I left a couple of inches of metal sticking out. In keeping with the quality that WW demands from all its products, the Chaparral Series has that extra toughness that insures dependability when working cattle. This way when the plants grow higher then the cage I have something to tie them to ! Here’s the link to the details: https://www.growingagreenerworld.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/GGW-Raised-Bed-Garden.pdf. I like the idea of the cattle fencing, however my desire to use it would be to roll it in a hoop and cover with tight plastic fencing with small enough spaces to keep out squirrels – I have no problem growing lots of tomatoes, but the squirrels see the blush before I do. I then installed four screw eyes – one near each corner of the wooden bed frame about an inch down from the top. My mom did the same, creating 6′ cylinders. from 325.00. Keep up the good work of informing us garden folks we do appreciate all that good information, E O’Connor. I hang them on the metal posts so they are not touching the ground, so I can hoe and till under them. So, Joe, let me review, so I’m sure I understand your instructions. At end of season, she simply unfastened the cages & stacked them in the shed. YARDGARD $1.19. Although I’m sure I didn’t invent this method for supporting tomatoes, I’ve never seen it in use, so my design is just what evolved through trial and error and settling on the ideal size for me. I’ll certainly give this a try next growing season. I love getting feedback like this on what works (and what doesn’t) in different parts of the country. He is suppose to use them to keep our daughter’s goats from going onto the neighboring golf course as our black wire dog fence has been ripped to shreds by the Nigerian dwarf goats. But to give it the extra stability I felt they needed, we drove galvanized piping along side the cages at each end of the bed and one long run that ran through the top of the cages all in a row. My “ultimate tomato cages” at work in the GGWTV garden. I cut each panel in half, which gives me two pieces 8′ long. Since we’re retired and on a limited income, I figured out a way to make it just a bit more economical. But instead of making caging with them, it is MUCH more efficient to just use posts and just make a “line” down the middle of the row. At the end of the season, cut away the cable ties, separate the panels and stack them in a neat pile until the next time, and for many years after that. As they near ripeness, all I have to do is wiggle the vine where it attaches to the melon, and when it comes free easily – perfect ripeness. Each “square” is really 8″ high by 6″ wide. I used pliers to wrap it around and secure the structure. ©Big Heel Fasteners®. And as you rotate your garden, even with plants that don’t need to climb, with each square on the row panel being 6 inches, it makes it super easy to plant things with even spacing. Good luck and send pictures of your happy tomatoes in their new home! I also block the base with plastic when the plants are small. Thanks. That certainly addresses the storage issue. My gripe is that unnecessary background “music” that makes your voice much harder to hear. You just need two things to make these cages. Hubby is not as excited hence my research for cages. At the end of the season just just unfasten the ends and the pieces try to straighten out, then they can all just nest together for easy storage. Cut away the horizontal pieces, between the vertical pieces. Red River Arenas' Show Barn Panels come in 6' or 10' lengths. You’re right about the bed size and height. I use them all around the garden, for supporting vining crops like cucumbers and peas, keeping my goats from eating some of my plants and one of my favorite uses, setting them on top of the beds at planting time for a handy grid template. We recommend using the “loose” fastener for: The 3/8” Big Heel Fastener is available in limited quantities and fits 00-2 gauge wire or paneling. Side Refine Panel. Our hog panels are of the same construction, but 34 inches tall with more cross wires. I lay them on the ground and put two stakes in each one to make them structurally sound. I’ll be building your worm box one of theses days. Agreed Jas. So after pushing the 14 vertical stakes into the soil, the cage is 1.5’w x 1.5d x 3.5′ h (variable). Great for rotational gardening! Plenty of room, at least for reaching in to harvest tomatoes. RIGS. Finally, I used an 8″ zip tie at each corner and attached just above the bottom tine and through the screw eye. The middle piece is now a nice sized panel with many versatile uses in and around the garden. They did have to tie the tomato plants to the panels. Cattle Panels & Bow Gates. you better make sure your tetanus shot is up to date. Perhaps a little judgmental on my part, but they are not tall enough, and I’m still a stickler for sturdiness. Joe, It is cheaper also. Chaparral Panels and Gates are constructed from 1.9 high tensile 16 gauge tubing with 50,000 P.S.I. This keeps them rock solid, and I don’t lose any height below ground. There are 24 and counting! Hi-Hog offers a wide variety of outstanding livestock panels to meet your farm panel requirements. To grow my cantaloupes I also take a flat piece of cattle panel upright, but inclined about 30 degrees and supported with posts. My husband makes these with three sides so that they can lay flat for storage in the winter. It’s not my idea, found in SFG book. I use concreat wire and cut them 6 feet long , but I use panels for green beans works great. I’m not sure how well this will work, but if I have success, I’ll try to remember to let you know and post a link to my wife’s blog on how it worked. We are rather space limited in our yard and have been trying the garden box method with minimal success. Those cylindrical store bought cages have become worthless. Thinking about borrowing your idea ans making more of an actual bed though. My husband always laughs at the things I put back there to deter the pests. I am sure the handles are longer than 14″, likely more like 24″. Are those simply 4×4 posts stacked, are they cedar/pine/cca lumber? Based on welded-wire panels with 6″ spacing in each direction, the end result is a four-sided cage 3-1/2 ft tall (this dimension can be increased or decreased in 6″ increments, to suit the plant’s height), with each side 18″ wide. with a good metal cutting blade, you could make the cuts quickly and easily but without the sharp nubs. 0 waste. I hope that helps. The feedback was invaluable as well. Livestock Panels. The cantalopes hang down in the air and stay insect free. I’m pretty sure if I was growing in in-ground beds, I’d do the same thing. I will start over here in TN. Thanks so much! Thanks for the suggestion Michael. from 389.00. At a farm store, cattle panels come 16 feet long and look better and last longer and are stronger than concrete wire. Hope somebody comes up with a row cover for tomatoes when their calling for late frosy or freeze. I have very similar cages made from cattle panels, but I attach one corner with hog rings. Since we have strong winds from time to time in southeastern Washington state, I also drive in a metal fence post next to the cage and attach it with 8 inch piece of wire (no more wind problems blowing down my tomatoe plants. I love hearing success stories on all the different methods. Seems quite expensive if you have a lot of tomatoes to cage. Over 35 years ago I used concrete wire which is 5-6 feet tall. Tried the concrete wire before switching to cattle panels. I love it Bill! In late spring, I removed the greenhouse plastic and converted them into a bean trellis which worked great. May 22, 2019 - Cattle panels (AKA livestock panels) are a great building material for greenhouses. Thanks for writing. Linda, congrats on 6 seasons – the episodes are educational and entertaining –, 4. Thanks for these tips Doug! Thanks Dave for catching that! We recommend using the “3/8” fastener for: Do you have a question about which Big Heel Fastener is best for you? The roundness of the PVC makes it much easier to cope with. Would love updates. While I have had a few foldable flat cages around here, I’ve never used them. ARIAT Men's Fast Action Western Boot. I think the wire is about $50 and the metal post about $7, but I was able to get 5 tomatoe cages and 3 smaller pepper cages with the leftover wire. We lucked out a few years ago when a grower went out of business and sold her round cages made out of the panels. If you need durable paneling in your dairy, poultry, or hog barn, try high density polyethylene panels. I can buy a panel of the concrete wire for $8.00 at Lows, works great and is very strong.I like the rust because it blends in with the plants.Will virtually last forever. The whole bunch of cwire cost me $10. Big Heel Fasteners fit many wire and fence applications including barbed wire, high tensile, electric rope and panels. Happy to share that info and was excited to do so, once I was convinced they were as good as I had hoped. End of season take down is made easy with a snip of the zip ties. 42 in x 0.5 in 9.5Ga Fence Stays. I have used multiple types of wire fencing for home made tomato cages. I’ve done something similar with concrete reinforcement wire. The picture is the one of the lettuce with the cattle panel laying on it. Although not sure where to get the materials up here on Long Island. I just finished with installing all 32 in my garden this past weekend. Wire panels are extremely versatile and have a number of uses including pens, traps and many other farm, ranch and residential applications. Place one of the sections under a piece of “strait” lumber at, also just curious… what was your average lumber cost to build each bed – I’m looking at doing something similar – from a previous episode, I think you mentioned they are 4×12 and 18 inches deep using 6×6 cedar. Been doing this for a while but I cut all corners and use Hog Rings on the corners so I can fold flat and hang out of my way . No discoloration, no deformities, and no bugs. has the hem in each end to feed the hoop through or an old shower curtain. 4' x 12' horse panel 4" x 2" spacing 6ga 5' x 12' horse panel our price: $42.00 . If your tired of replacing horse panels or cattle panels that fold up when you look at them cross-eyed, try these! Technically, only the shorter panels are for containing pigs, while the taller versions are often labeled as sheep or cattle panels. I have no photos but I think you get the jest. I grew indeterminate tomatoes on each side. Glad you mentioned the single panel idea. Paid him 10 because I knew it was worth way more to me. (At least for some of us). Hope this helps someone with windy days. For the small difference in price and a one-time purchase, the larger size is well worth it. + recommend it. That way, the entire panel gets used with no waste. I do the Mittleider Method trellising and pruning method. All of them, As well as the 10′ high 20′ walls of beans growing on concrete wire strapped to T-posts every year with the same wires (we just leave them on the cwire. Once everything was fitted tightly we secured the front and side edges to the cattle panel with hog rings. Hi Doug. The grinder was a great idea to minimize the sharp edges and now I know what to use my grinder for. While they may be ample for holding up tomato branches loaded with fruit, I want more substance for my plants, especially in the height. With this system plants are spaced only 18 inches apart, have great air circulation and everything is off the ground and so easy to pick. A couple of things to keep in mind: 1) Make sure you can pull your hand in and out of the cage holes with whatever you’re growing in it, and Sorry to hear about your challenges Barry. I am making a dog kennel and need to put three 90 degree bends in the panels- 3... Search "" across the entire site Search "" in this forum Search "" in this discussion. I label them with blue painters tape for next season use and store them wrapped with a rubber band. I like the circular rolling idea and leaving spikes at the bottom to anchor the cages. 5' x 12' horse panel 4" x 2" spacing 6ga 4' x 20' utility panel But they were still rusty by the end of the season, and awkward to store at the end of the season. Thank you . I lean the fence segment onto a couple small fence posts (at about 45 degrees), tie them together and watch my Armenian cukes climb. The pieces were easy to slip between the baseboards and cattle panels and secure with screws and washers. This assures that the cage will be extremely stable despite the shorter ground tines – and I can get three cages out of two cattle panels rather than two, saving a bunch off the biggest cost of the project. So why not use them for supporting tomatoes too? I love everything about them, and the wood has held up incredibly well. I too thought about the exposed edges. I don’t have a preference on specific wire gauge. I can still cut the ties and store them stacked. ... Seymour Copper Coated H4 Hog Rings Hill Pattern Box of 65 # 69029 New. Ha! They look fantastic and I can’t wait to see what it looks like when my tomatoes are filling these cages. high. Have you thought about growing mushrooms? Take a second to straighten each one so when they are set in place in the soil, they all go in evenly. And I can say with certainty, the longer handles make for much greater leverage and easier cutting! More Info More Livestock Panels More Livestock Supplies More Information. With a 6-Gauge welded 4 in. Looking forward to the new episode in July. I’ve used these as well, but I prefer fencing with larger “holes”. I simply take 2, full-size livestock panels and run them parallel to one another, 18 inches apart and secure them to t-posts with sturdy zip ties. Can anyone tell me how to tarnish them or know if they will naturally tarnish? They work great for any kind of vining plant. Joe, Do keep me posted on how this works for you. Large bolt cutters and a flat surface make for quick work. Id take the loose bits you cut from the bottoms and shape them around the one side of each pannel, connecting them and creating a hinge while still letting them be stacked. Joe and Doug, thanks for the two alternatives to the standard tomatoes cages. Box 569 Columbus, NE 68602-0569 Email: answers@behlencountry.com Phone: 800.447.2751 Will have to buy the spawn to start, but after that, (if it works), I hope they will reproduce on their own. Build fence stronger and faster with Big Heel Fasteners®. Yes, they rust but that doesn’t bother me. Jeff, you’re doing what I’ve been doing for several years. Sure seems like a lot less work and less livestock panels too! Wildlife Equipment. I do know how you feel to discover in the course of one day that your plants are a gonner. I’ve thought about this approach even in raised beds. Cattle Panel Greenhouse – A Quick Fix Solution. I then bend them into a circle and wire or zip tie them together. I like to have the panel facing up so the long vertical rib is resting against the edge of the wood edge. Products Cattle Equipment. When I hosted Fresh from the Garden on DIY Network, we used the round cages made from concrete reinforcement wire. 5. Considering all the money I’ve spent on bamboo and other stakes and other short-term use systems, I think this is a deal considering the life I expect to get out of them. That means that my in-ground tines are only eight inches long, and I agree that’s not very stable – but I resolved that problem as well. You will love them! Better be sure to use soaker hoses or lots of organic material. San Antonio Steel Company carries a wide variety of 4 gauge and 6 gauge wire panels in different spacing configurations and … The Plastic-Cor Multipurpose M or P-Series Panels are maintenance free and resist impact. I can spray paint them red . The 4-gauge galvanized wire panels in standard 8-foot lengths with 8-inch spacing between vertical wires Made by CF and I in the United States with 100% American steel Another thought: If you use jute twine (instead of cable ties) to secure the corners together, you could tie them in a shoelace bow, which would speed up disassembly at the end of the season. That is some kind of hot to have the metal of the cage burn your plants. Large enough to adapt to almost any size you prefer purpose built, safe,,. 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