2020 - Volume #44, Issue #5, Page #15[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
“Best Buy” Tomato Supports Double As Electric Fence Posts
We’ve used all types of tomato cages, built wooden support frames, and jury-rigged cattle panel sections. Usually, if they worked in the garden they took up too much space when stored for the off-season.
A test trial of four, 60-in. EZ Step-In posts with 3 rings each convinced my wife and I that this is the way we will go in coming years. Just step in the modified lower case “h” post and attach the plant support rings where you need them. At the end of the season we will be able to break them down and easily store them out of the way.
One of the things I like most about the EZ Step Plant-Support System is its versatility. As noted, I can place rings where I think they are needed. As the plant grows and spreads, multiple rings can be set in close proximity, but at different angles to capture a multitude of stems.
The rebar rod posts are similar in design to traditional, electric fence rebar posts. The difference is the modified lower case “h” step anchor design which gives them more stability. Nelson made his first posts for fencing, only later realizing they would also make great plant supports.
In the meantime, exclusive to FARM SHOW, readers qualify for a discount that runs through Oct. 31, 2020. Simply email or call EZ Step Products and mention FARM SHOW. For a limited time, Nelson is offering 10-packs of posts (60-in.) for $9.99 each (a $3.60 per post savings), 20 posts for $9.49 per post and a 50-pack for $8.99 per post. Gardeners can get 2 EZ Step-In Posts and 10 EZ Rings for $54.99, a $5 savings.
Unfortunately, the discount is only available in the U.S. at this time. “We have established distribution in the U.S. and are working on distribution in Canada in the future,” says Nelson.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, EZ Step Products, P.O. Box 7494, Rochester, Minn. 55903 (ph 507 216-7818; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.ezstepproducts.com
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