Hanging String for Tom

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Missey

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Hanging String for Tom
« on: March 26, 2020, 08:42 »
Hello

Hope someone can help - my first year growing in a greenhouse.  I have a Halls Popular & wondered how I secure string for my tomatoes - can I attach to glass with some sort of suction hook?

Thanks

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mumofstig

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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #1 on: March 26, 2020, 09:20 »
Have a look here for the kind of thing you need - cropped ring bolts(other suppliers are available :))
Bolts Nuts And Rings Pack of 10 from - Allotment Shop
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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #2 on: March 26, 2020, 22:00 »
Thanks MoS

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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #3 on: March 27, 2020, 14:47 »
Missey you can get some plastic clips that slot in the metal frame from any local g/c or try on line, good luck growing inside i got white fly 2 yrs running never again  :)
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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #4 on: April 02, 2020, 13:27 »
I always string up my tomatoes. To find a point to anchor the string. I cut a few strips( 5cm x 1cm) of metal from scarps in my shed drilled to holes in them, bent them half way along and fitted them under some of the frame nuts and bolts. this gave me some horizontal lines across the green house to tie the vertical supports too. A loop round the base of the tomato taking a turn round the plant every 20cm gives them support. This idea I picked up from Island Tomato's open day. To encourage growth they cut off all the green leafs below the tomato bunches when the tomato's start to grow.  This way I can get up to 20 plants in my 6' x 4' green house.

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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2020, 18:26 »
In my Rhino greenhouse I fasten long (10ft) bamboo canes up into the roof using cable ties & then tie the strings to that. Iíve left it in situ this year. Iíll try to get a phot when I go up in a bit.
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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2020, 21:19 »
Missey, we use these...

https://www.twowests.co.uk/fixing-supports-pack-10

You can hold a lot up with them, and recommend them for anything on the roof or the walls!

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Re: Hanging String for Tom
« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2020, 08:22 »
Thank you everyone for all these solutions - first year with a greenhouse so a tad excited



 

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