That may seem like quite a bit of money for three cages. But I tell you, I was tired of the other cages falling over with the weight of the tomatoes. Even when I doubled them up! Now really, you don't have to be an engineer to know that a narrow base and a wider top is not that strong. That's why the box store brand of tomato cage doesn't work.
The Burpee brand comes shipped flat. Once out of the box it opens up to 18 inches on each side and it is 58 inches tall! My tomatoes grew like bushes this year even when I trimmed them back. The best part besides eating a fresh tomato out of the garden? The cages did not budge, bend, or fall over! So very cool. I take pleasure in the little things. Next year I am ordering three more with the extenders. Now I can't wait for February! 5 out of 5 stars.
Enjoy pictures from my garden.