green house support for tomatoes

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  1. Danjensen

    Danjensen In Flower

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    Need some advice. First time growing toms in a greenhouse. Been using plastic clips to run string across the roof and down to the plants. But with the weight of the toms growing I, m worried it will collapse.

    Just wondered how you guys support them.

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  3. carolyn

    carolyn Strong Ash

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    What kind of greenhouse structure do you have? We have a commercial frame and use the arches and purlins for stringing. You do have purlins in there, right? They add an enormous amount of stability and strength.
     
  4. Sjoerd

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    Hiya Dan. I use bamboo canes to support my toms.
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    Danjensen In Flower

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    many thanks guys i have rigged up a system based on that good first year learnings ready for a better go next year.
     



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    Again....beautiful pictures and I'm still jealous!!!! Amazing job!!
     
  7. Sjoerd

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    Good luck Dan. Please do keep us posted if you have the time.
     
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    Sjoerd, you really do trim off branches and leaves. It seems to work for you. The string that you use to tie the tomatoes, is it twine?
    Beautiful harvest.
     
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    Hiya GP-- Yes, it is a soft twine especially for toms.
     

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