Our Most Frequently Asked Questions
The Tomato Ring is so easy to use, it almost needs no explanation. Still, you might have a question or two, so below are a few of the most frequently asked questions about using the Tomato Ring.
Q: How long will Tomato Ring tomato supports last? Can I use it for more than one season?
A: You can expect your tomato supports to last several seasons, probably 5 to 10 seasons. There is nothing on the Tomato Ring to rust or rot, like typical wire tomato cages. You’ll get the maximum number of growing seasons by taking your Tomato Rings in for the winter.
Q: What is it made from?
A: The Tomato Ring is made from galvanized spring steel and is molded from lasting, durable carbon black homopolypropylene, a very dense material, designed to withstand weathering from the onslaught of sun, wind and rain.
Weight, Uses, Plant Concerns & More
Q: Is any assembly required before I can use it?
A: No. The Tomato Ring comes all in one piece. You need only to snap off the threaded thumb screw and screw it into the clamp in order to hold the Tomato Ring to your tomato stake. No other assembly is required.
Q: What kind of tomato stake will I need for this?
A: Any kind of tomato stake will work with the Tomato Ring tomato cage: round, square, wooden, or even metal rebar rods, which some people like to use . Our favorite is ¾ electrical conduit. You can buy them in a 10ft length at a local hardware store and have them cut 3ft of one end so you could use to support your peppers, eggplants etc . Your remainder 7ft will be used to support your tomato plants. The clamp dimensions are 1-3/4″ X 1-3/8″. Any stake that will fit within that space is perfect for the Tomato Ring.
Q: How big around is the Tomato Ring?
A: Tomato supports measures approximately 5 3/4″ X 10 5/8 . If this sounds surprisingly narrow, remember the Tomato Ring is only capturing the tomato plants stems .
Q: How much does it weigh?
A: About 3/8 lb.
Q: How tall will the Tomato Ring reach?
A: Your height restriction is only limited by the length of your stake . We recommend at least a 7ft stake . However, it can also be used at a lower height, depending on the height of the plant you’ll be using it for. For instance, you may want to support peppers , eggplants, Dahlias etc . Those only need a 3ft stake.
Q: How do I store the Tomato Rings?
A: The best way is to just hang them on your garage wall are just toss them in a bucket.
Q: What other plants can I grow using the Tomato Ring plant support?
A: There are so many! For instance, you could support peppers, eggplants, zucchinis, dahlias etc,.
Q: Won’t the weight of the tomatoes or the whole plant bend the ring?
A: Not at all if you follow our directions . We tell our clients to keep the top ring no more than 12inches from the top of your plant. That way The Tomato Ring will never support any weight. It
simply keeps the tomato plant from falling over.
Q: Is a stake included with my purchase of Tomato Rings?
A: No, but the Tomato Ring clamp will work with just about any type of stake you buy or may already have.