Looking for a sturdy cucumber trellis and snow pea support, I checked several stores before I found exactly what I wanted. My hunt ended at Tractor Supply, where I picked up two of the Panacea Tomato Towers. At 47-inches with 4 panels that you can position as you like, it seemed like the perfect solution! Here’s my Panacea Tomato Tower review.
But first, a little backstory. I use 48-inch square raised beds for most of my vegetable garden spaces. In the past I’ve built my own trellises with natural wooden dowels or free bamboo canes I’ve scored.
This year, the bright green Panacea Tomato Tower cages made my life so much easier!
I finished filling the stacked raised beds with soil and simply added the flat tomato cages on top in a bit of an A-frame formation.
Panacea Tomato Tower Review
If you’re interested in a product like this, here are my honest feelings on the tomato towers by Panacea that I bought at Tractor Supply in Pottstown, PA.
For full disclosure, I spent my own money and I was not compensated by the company in any way. I’ve decided to do this review on my own volition.
Tomato Tower Setup for Panel Trellis
I decided to set up the Panacea Tomato Tower as a trellis for my peas and cucumbers to start. It was so easy and quick to install the trellis in my raised garden bed.
Follow these steps for a similar A-frame panel trellis setup using 2 Panacea Tomato Towers:
- Remove the wrapper and the twist tie connecting the panels.
- Unfold the panel trellis, using care around the hooks in case they attached somewhere.
- Align the first trellis as desired in your raised garden bed or in the ground. I lined mine up with full panel across one side and the half panel around the corner.
- Gently press down so the stakes all go evenly into the soil.
- For the second trellis, bend the panel the other way so that the two sides with hooks can meet in the middle.
- Affix the hooks so that they connect the two tomato towers together.
- On the other side, you can use the long green twist tie that came with the set to add one more connection.
Advantages of Green 4-Panel Tomato Tower
I do actually love these four-panel trellises for my vegetable garden.
Some of my favorite features and benefits include:
- Versatile Positioning – Place the tower upright or lean it for a different sort of trellis. Create the garden setup you need!
- Cost Effective – Compared to some other trellises, this product is reasonably priced at $9.99. Buying a few of them won’t break the bank.
- Sturdy and Durable – The metal frame is durable and stayed put during several rainstorms and windstorms so far. Awesome!
- Pretty Color – When gardening, I am a sucker for green. The powder-coated green finish is a nice touch for the veggie garden and elsewhere.
- Many Uses – Besides tomatoes, use these for other climbing veggies and fruits or those that need some extra support.
I am using mine for a trellis for snow peas and cucumbers. I could definitely buy more for tomatoes, growing zucchini on a trellis, or even for my flower garden.
Disadvantages of 47-Inch Panacea Tomato Tower
For the most part, I loved the four-panel tomato cages. I only noticed a few small issues that are more annoying than actually problematic.
- Paint Chips – The green paint chips do flake off in normal uses or contact with the metal frame.
- Cost in Bulk – While just a few are reasonable in cost, buying many of these will quickly whack your wallet at nearly $10 a pop.
Cucumber Trellis Success!
I hope you found this Panacea Tomato Tower review useful in finding the right products for your own garden.
This panel tomato cage worked out to be the perfect cucumber trellis and snow pea support system. I would buy it again and again!
You can find more information including how to purchase the trellis at Tractor Supply:
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