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