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I'm stringing my tomatoes this year.

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Re: I'm stringing my tomatoes this year.

Post  camprn on 3/27/2013, 10:15 pm

I use sisal twine.

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Post  Windsor.Parker on 3/27/2013, 11:27 pm

@camprn wrote:I use sisal twine.
Me, too!

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Post  Pepper on 3/27/2013, 11:53 pm

Camp where do you get that twine? I had been thinking about jute.

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Post  camprn on 3/28/2013, 6:29 am

I used to buy the jute twine but then the sisal became less expensive. I ended up buying a large spool (a few pounds) of sisal twine from the orange box store last year, it will last me a while.

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Post  quiltbea on 3/28/2013, 11:55 am

I've used sisal, green garden twine and finally the white nylon twine. Thumbs up for the nylon twine. Green garden broke mid season, sisal got too rough in spots from swelling in rain and damaged some stems but the nylon worked a charm. No damage to stems, doesn't break mid-season, doesn't stretch.

When saving seed, distance to keep different varieties of tomatoes and peppers is 30 feet apart but it you bag them when the blossoms first show, they can be next to each other. They are self-pollinating so you just have to tap the blossoms. Use net bags or like some members here, make bags out of the light-weight row cover. As long as the rain and sunshine can get thru but not the insects, they'll breed true. You save the seed only from the tomatoes that have been bagged.


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