One of the important decisions you have to make when growing tomatoes is how you want to support them. There's several options but most have significant downsides. With that in mind, I decided to make my own heavy duty cages. They didn't take very long to make, are much studier than store bought ones, and in subsequent years there's no labor involved in using them. Best of all, I made 20 cages for only $80, including the bolt cutters!