With another tomato season drifting into the past, it’s time to clean up the cages and put them away for the winter. If you are one of the fortunate few whose tomatoes were not struck with blight and plan on surviving into January, ignore this post. For the rest of us, here’s what to do:
1) Pull off all plant debris
2) Set your tomato cages in the sun away from your growing area
3) Hose down the cages with water
Or you can mix up a batch of 10 to 1 water to bleach solution. I prefer not to use bleach, so it’s HP for me.
7) Store cages away for the winter.
If you live in a place where it snows, you can leave the cages out in the elements without spraying them with a solution. The cold weather usually kills off any harmful diseases. In warmer climates though, don’t take any chances. This will help ensure healthy tomatoes next year.