Saw four of the 2-by-4s to 6 feet in length. Slide these legs into the sawhorse brackets. Nail in place with two nails in prefabricated openings in each side of the brackets.
Space the V-shaped sawhorse legs about 7 feet apart with a helper. Snap the 8-foot-long crosspiece into the top of the brackets. Nail on each side of the bracket to stabilize the crosspiece.
Place the hanging support in the sunny spot in your garden. Loop chain over the crosspiece and through the tomato bucket handles and fasten end links together with a C clip.
Things You Will Need
- Two sawhorse brackets
- 5 2-by-4s, 8 feet long
- Chop saw
- 8-penny galvanized nails
- For a simpler and portable hanging support, use an old coat rack.
- For a more permanent and taller support, anchor two post anchors in cement bases 7 feet apart. Attach two 6-feet tall 4-by-4s to the post anchors and post beam caps on top of the 4-by-4s. Run an 8-foot-long 4-by-4 crosspiece across the tops of the vertical posts and nail into the post beam caps. Hang the tomatoes by heavy-duty lag thread eye bolts threaded into the sides of the crosspiece.