Why make your own PVC cages?
Supplies needed to make one 50" heavy duty PVC tomato cage
I am not so optimistic so I wanted a few tomato towers to be a bit shorter. Plus, these ones work quite well for your peppers, eggplant, squash and cucumbers. You just don't need quite the height.
Remember this post on growing the biggest and best tomatoes? Quick refresher: Tom planted four tomato plants around a buried water tube. He needed an extra-wide cage to accommodate four tomato plants hence the 20 inch wide tomato cages.
Step-by-step assembly instructions for your PVC tomato cage
Mark all your 10" and 7" lines and then cut
Organize all your parts for easy assembly
Cement vertical and horizontal pieces to four crosses
Add and cement elbows
You may just want to cement the bottom square of the cage, especially if you are unsure of how big you want them to be. This gives you more storage options as they can be taken apart at the end of the season. It also allows you to adjust the height at any time.
Add horizontal pieces
Repeat steps 1 and 2 and then add tee's on the top square
How do you prop up your plants? What do you use?