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Old 02-22-2013, 09:49 PM   #11
zanemoseley
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So are you talking about the orange synthetic baling twine or is it natural? I assume it comes in a monster sized roll?

Edit: I see the natural stuff you probably use. Look like good stuff. I may try for string up my tomatoes with the "Florida weave" as well. BTW I would NOT use jute twine IMO. I don't even like jute for tomatoes. The stuff sags horribly when it gets wet, or at least the green kind they sell for gardens does.

 
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:18 PM   #12
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For the vertical lines, you can also use jute--it can be likely found at your local hardware store. It decomposes, survives at least a season, and is cheap.

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:00 AM   #13
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I've used the Jute twine found at the local big box home store. I made a double run from the soil to the top of the post. I even put it in a drill and twisted to maximize strength. Still... After being wet all season and having the weight of the plant, the lines broke and I had to re-tie 3 times.
I did find coir twine in 425' rolls of 6mm diameter. Pretty much what the pros use and it was pretty inexpensive.
http://www.homebrewing.org/-Hop-Twin...MM_p_2735.html
Check it out and see what you think. I'm using it for the drops and I like it a lot.

 
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Old 02-23-2013, 03:19 AM   #14
zanemoseley
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Here's probably the same 425' spool of 6mm coir twine http://www.geovireo.com/biod-twine.html the guy at Freshops told me about them since all he sells is the 20' pieces. This place is only $15 but $10-$13 for shipping. To me almost $30 for twine for just one season is pretty high. I think I'm gonna see if our local TSC sells this 350# baler twine http://www.tractorsupply.com/countyl...ensile-1429142 I always just thought baler twine was that synthetic looking orange twine but at $45 for 9000 its worth a look, plus I use probably 600 feet of twine a year for my tomatoes.

 
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