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My wife's pantyhose - holding up more than she ever thought

darrylpqX8tHsZdarrylpqX8tHsZ West of New York, east of LA, stuck in the middle with gluePosts: 10
First of all, I want to thank the lady who suggested using old pantyhose (I should have paid attention to the old part) to hold up tomatoes when you are growing them cordon style. Wow! That has been one of the best suggestions I've ever had the good sense to incorporate in my gardening. I put in some metal posts (those T-shaped studded fence posts) and started my tomatoes on their paths. Soon, I got worried that the metal posts would damage the tomato vines so I bought some PVC pipes and slid them over the metal posts. I tied my tomatoes to the PVC pipe and all was well until I realized the hosiery was slowly sliding down the pipe. So, I then purchased some stainless steel screws and ran them into the PVC pipe roughly every 6 inches (for metric folks, do the math). The material stretches over the screw and holds the tomato in place. The whole thing is just fabulous. If the lady who recommended this is reading these forums, thank you for this wonderful idea.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 18,762
    I've heard of them  being used  to support melons.. The fruit kind.😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 18,626
    It wasn’t me, but I’ve been singing the praises of old tights as tree ties for ages. All my apple, pear and plum trees are tied to their stakes with a variety of different shades of brown.
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FireFire LondonPosts: 10,928
    Hurrah!
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,762
    Had anyone ever used them as a temporary fanbelt? Urban myth or what??
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • darrylpqX8tHsZdarrylpqX8tHsZ West of New York, east of LA, stuck in the middle with gluePosts: 10
    B3 said:
    I've heard of them  being used  to support melons.. The fruit kind.😊
    Okay, you gave me an idea. I have a pumpkin that is growing up a wire trellis and I've been trying to figure out how to support the actual fruit. Pantyhose obviously have a place for the butt and so, right now, my pumpkin is resting comfortably in the butt chamber of that pair of pantyhose. We will see what happens.  Thanks for the idea and enjoy your week.

    Darryl
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,762
    You're most welcome😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • AngelicantAngelicant CheshirePosts: 63
    edited 18 July
    Bras are also good for holding up fruit & veg😀
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,762
    Other types of underwear are more useful for holding up meat and two veg though.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • darrylpqX8tHsZdarrylpqX8tHsZ West of New York, east of LA, stuck in the middle with gluePosts: 10
    Bras are also good for holding up fruit & veg😀
    Okay, I think you and B3 are messing with me now. I am not going to make my trellis look like wash day at the Darryl house and I am not going to go shopping for used underwear nor am I going to rifle through my wife's drawer looking for something innocuous and of lesser value. She would notice.
  • B3B3 Posts: 18,762
    😉
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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