Just a follow up to my previous post - Homemade Tomato Cages. I'd be remiss if I didn't offer more information on whether this project was a success or failure. The tomatoes are both heirlooms and are about four feet high so they still have some growing to do, but the cages are supporting the plants very well.
And as you can see I'm a big fan of surrounding the bottom of the tomato plants with marigolds. These are the "Lemon Gem" marigold, a small, compact marigold with a lovely lemon scent to the foliage, so every time you brush them you get a wonderful lemony smell that permeates the air.