Rufus Laggren wrote:Is the twine staked at the bottom?
Did those tomatoes just crawl up the twine by themselves or did they need lots of guidance?
I just tied the twine around the main stem and use the leaves and branches to catch it and create friction. Works pretty well for how easy it is.
They do need guidance and a little pruning to get going. Its simple to wrap the twine around the stalk really quick every week. We prune near the bottom and let the top branches just flop out. It gets messy but its just for fun and we are overrun with tomatoes right now. The bad thing about that cheap twine is that is doesnt last long and sometimes breaks or rots too early.
Thanks for checking it out
Location: Chicago/San Francisco
posted 3 months ago
Thanks for the idea, Patrick.
That sounds real workable. Might help my sister considerably. <g>