The tomato crop is coming along nicely. This variety is named Totem. It grows about 24inches tall and will have 4 ounce red tomatoes. Although the plant is sturdy and stocky,and probably doesn't need staking, I made a cage for it using concrete rebar mesh wire. The wire is pretty stiff and requires a bit of wrestling to bend it into shape as it comes in flat panels 42 X 72 inches. I once made some cages out of the rolled up rebar mesh and although it was already circular coming off the roll, it was equally a wrestling match just unrolling it enough to cut a length required for a cage. The rebar mesh wire has a spacing of 6inch squares. On the UP SIDE, there is no need to be constantly tying up the vine (for support). This year I am growing different colors of tomatoes...red, yellow, purple and red-yellow striped ones. Small, medium, large and plum shaped paste tomatoes. I should be sick of them by the middle of June. The ones in the photo should start ripening in about a week, maybe two.