Plant support HELP

Lorraine32November 6, 2013

I�ve been having serious issues with supporting my plants the last few harvests. I've been using trellis netting and i'm struggling! I know it's the cheapest way to not let me plants fall over but it seems like such a hassle when im finished. Im thinking there has to be a better way or technique to hold my plants up but also get more light to them. sometimes my nets close up my plants so much. Any ideas, or help on this plant support stuff?

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nekbet(6)

Uhh, what kind of plants?

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 12:41PM
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Lorraine32

Sorry - brandywine tomatoes

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 1:42PM
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stevemac00

I use jute and those little tomato clips I bought from Amazon.
http://amzn.com/B003XEH17U

The clips work great by clamping onto the twine then carefully holding the tomato stem. You can adjust them by raising or lowering the twine or moving the clip again.

I made my own cart with dowel rods at the top to hold up the tomatoes.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 4:09PM
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cole_robbie(6)

I agree that twine and clips are cheap and easy.

You could also change your tomato variety to a compact determinate or dwarf variety that would require less work to support than the indeterminate Brandywine. There are a lot of new dwarf varieties that are said to rival the flavor of Brandywine, but I have yet to try very many of them.

    Bookmark   November 6, 2013 at 9:12PM
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Lorraine32

Thanks for your input. I really like the current tomatoes I grow, just have to find a creative/easier way to support them. There has to be something out there. I'm going to google some different types of plant cages now and see what i can find. I will report back if I find something good.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:47PM
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Lorraine32

Thanks for your input. I really like the current tomatoes I grow, just have to find a creative/easier way to support them. There has to be something out there. I'm going to google some different types of plant cages now and see what i can find. I will report back if I find something good.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 2:48PM
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nekbet(6)

I use the small plastic clips (got them at farm-tek, but can use the ones above) on plastic twine.. I grow in my basement, so its easy to find something above to clip on...

MUCH better than cages and such. Makes it easier to pull one plant out or move if needed.

    Bookmark   November 8, 2013 at 4:35PM
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