Unconventional Plant Ties: You carry this too far!!

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Unconventional Plant Ties

By ShadyGreenThumb
July 5, 2013

Look around. A lot of things can be used as plant ties.

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Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Jul 5, 2013 6:46 AM CST
I have heard of people putting their heart and soul into their gardens, but you have given your life's blood just to tie up your tomato plants. Now that is a dedicated gardener!!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 5, 2013 7:17 AM CST
I agree I agree
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
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RickCorey
Jul 5, 2013 10:37 AM CST
Plastic bags, including supermarket-carry-home-bags, can be cut so that they turn into loops of plastic. If you cut them wide, they can support even a heavy leaner without cutting into the stem or hurting the skin.

Then there's the really old, classic "pea brush". If you have woody twigs falling in your yard, or you trim them from trees and bushes, save them for pole beans and tall peas. Especially prize the "Y"s and tripod twigs. You can push them into the ground around the peas or beans, forming a jungle gym that the vines will climb.

P.S. I never like the way that unsupported "bush" peas flop and draggle on the soil surface. They don't look happy, either. If I give them even a single string or branch to cling to, they stand up straighter, catch more light, stay cleaner, and are easier to pick. They seem happier, also!


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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 5, 2013 10:32 PM CST
greene said:I have heard of people putting their heart and soul into their gardens, but you have given your life's blood just to tie up your tomato plants. Now that is a dedicated gardener!!


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On that note please give to your local Blood Bank. You might get something useful in return! Rolling on the floor laughing
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Service dogs: Angels with paws.
Dragonflies Dog Lover I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover Plays in the sandbox
Butterflies Region: Texas I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member Annuals Garden Sages
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lovemyhouse
Jul 6, 2013 8:00 AM CST
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
If you don't ask, the answer is always 'no.'
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Jul 7, 2013 9:27 AM CST
lovemyhouse said: Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!


Since I can't give blood and I'm trying hard to stay out of the hospital, I will have to rely on my favorite, panty hose!

Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 11, 2013 8:12 PM CST
Panty hose to tie up plants....mmmm, let's see now.
That would make them 'support hose'!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Jean
Hot Springs Vlg, AR, DeLand, F
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rocklady
Aug 12, 2013 7:48 AM CST
Rolling on the floor laughing and
greene said:Panty hose to tie up plants....mmmm, let's see now.
That would make them 'support hose'!

Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing Rolling on the floor laughing
Any day you wake up on the sunny side of the grass is a good day.

"The moving hand writes and having writ moves on. Neither all thy piety nor all thy wit can lure it back to cancel half a line nor all thy tears wash out a word of it." The Rubiyat by Omar Khayyam
Name: Rick Corey
Everett WA 98204 (Zone 8a)
Sunset Zone 5. Koppen Csb. Eco 2f
I helped beta test the first seed swap Plant and/or Seed Trader Seed Starter Region: Pacific Northwest Photo Contest Winner: 2014 Vegetable Grower
Avid Green Pages Reviewer Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. Charter ATP Member
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RickCorey
Aug 12, 2013 11:28 AM CST
Applause!
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
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greene
Aug 12, 2013 12:04 PM CST
Thank you, thank you very much.
Smiling Hilarious!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Pat
Florida USA (Zone 10b)
YES!! I am open to TRADES...PLEASE
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flaflowerfloozie
Aug 20, 2013 8:26 AM CST
I had to give hydration IV fluids to my cat at home after an operation.
I found that the tubing was very useful as ties for staking a tree, of coarse after the cat was done with it.
2 years later I'm still using that tubing here and there, with kitty in tow of coarse, still soft, pliable and easily knots with holding power
Visit my trades list and poke around :-)
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 20, 2013 8:45 AM CST
Heart, soul, blood, sweat, tears, pantyhose, loopy plastic bags, IV tubing and more....at least no one thus far has suggested - dare I say it even in jest? - cat gut.

Oh, no she didn't just say that! Oh, yes she did.
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
Region: Texas Greenhouse Composter Plant Identifier Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Amaryllis
Plumerias Ponds Foliage Fan Enjoys or suffers hot summers Tropicals Garden Ideas: Master Level
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ShadyGreenThumb
Aug 20, 2013 9:58 AM CST
Oh yes, I brought tubing home, but not IV tubing, rather oxygen tubing. You are very right, Pat. The stuff it great. It is flexible and lasts! Mary, I'm afraid the cat gut on my tennis racquet is far to thin! (wink)
Life is short, Break the rules, Forgive quickly, Kiss slowly, Love Truly, Laugh
uncontrollably, And never regret anything that made you Smile.
Name: Greene
Savannah, GA (Sunset 28) (Zone 8b)
Rabbit Keeper Critters Allowed Celebrating Gardening: 2015 Plant Identifier Garden Ideas: Master Level Garden Sages
Herbs Region: Georgia Region: United States of America Native Plants and Wildflowers Dog Lover Composter
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greene
Aug 20, 2013 7:48 PM CST
Hilarious!
Sunset Zone 28, AHS Heat Zone 9, USDA zone 8b~~"Leaf of Faith"
Name: Dinu
Mysore, India (Zone 10a)
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Dinu
Sep 14, 2014 11:45 PM CST
I use old electric wires that has stiff aluminium wire insulated. It is very malleable to our purpose! I never waste even a single piece.
The best place to seek God is in a garden. You can dig for Him there. ~ GB Shaw, 'Adventures of the black girl'

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