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Type of string to support tomatoes


 
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:39 pm    Post subject: Type of string to support tomatoes Reply with quote

Does anyone know what type of string would be best to support tomatoes (one end of string under plant & other end attached to overhead cable)?

Lidl have 1.8mm, 2mm & 4mm cord http://www.lidl.ie/cps/rde/xchg/lidl_ri_ie/hs.xsl/index_20850.htm

I've got all three but unsure which to use.

Thanks in advance
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Any type really, i'd choose the 4mm so that it will not dig into the stem as easily.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fillis twine (a soft type cord the type used by postmen to tie bundles of letters together). The twine is tied to the stem of the tomato plant 2-3 inches above soil level and the other end tied to an overhead wire.
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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2012 10:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I got roll of jute, would that do ok?
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jute is fine
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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2012 10:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you
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