Twine or Trellis Clips...... GREAT IDEA .....

Discussion in 'Ideas' started by daveomak, Jun 12, 2014.

  1. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Morning.... So I was looking through the "hydroponics" stuff trying to figure out how to grow veggies without the back breaking job of weeding....... I keep looking at Piney's "garden" (what a misnomer), and here were these clips...... (click on pics to enlarge)


    Clip them on twine......


    Clip on the cage to support tomato vines..... they are going to be used on my cukes, when they finally grow....


    Here is one on my mater.....



    Someone's getting rich on this deal..... and deservedly so......
     
  2. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    pretty sweet.....I know you are a very big gardener so probably not feasible for you but I switched to raised beds that I cover over in Fall with hoops and plastic so they are not hammered by the rains and warm quicker in the Spring. Slightly easier to control weeds but I wish they were waist high ...Willie
     
  3. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Willie, morning...... My garden is getting smaller..... moving to the apple bins and earth boxes..... probably some raised beds where the old garden was for garlic and corn.... and that should be it.... I've been thinking about hoops..... to get a jump on the weather..... we usually don't plant in the dirt until June 1st.... Too darn late for most stuff.....
     
  4. chef willie

    chef willie Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Roger that....and your weather probably worse than mine. For the hoops I just used plastic irrigation tubing from Home Depot after pounding in some 3/4 " plastic pipe. Wal-Mart had some 3.5 mil plastic at a decent price and that was the covering. The local seed place had some plastic clamps that fit 1/2" and some for 3/4".....just snapped on, holding the plastic secure in the wind to the frame.
     
  5. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    DaveOmak

    What did those clips cost?And would you know a web page to find them on.Looks like a neat thing I mite be able to use.



    I spend alot on labor  and string tying up plants over a year of planting..
     
  6. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Amazon..... 2 cents each and 5 cents each for shipping ...... Don't that just frost your butt..... in a bag of 100..... so $7/100....

     
  7. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Also that is shipped in the USA I will have to double the shipping cost makes around $10/100...My labor costs would have to go up alot to make it worth while also the price of tomatos and that dont look very good in the near future. 
     
  8. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Try ebay...... they are on there also..... maybe better shipping....... Dave
     
  9. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks again Dave you and some others is what makes this forum such a great place to visit. I will try a few other places even check direct with the supplier.

    Dan
     
  10. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    On ebay, an Israeli firm sells them and they are made in Israel..... soooooo, if you buy 10,000, you could get a sweet deal......
     
  11. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    I will check that out for sure A friend of mine imports /exports to there.

    I keep 16k tomato plants growing all year round.Anything that can save time and money is worth looking at.
     
  12. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    16 K tomato plants........... Year around......... Give me a minute........ I'm trying to fathom 16,000 tomato plants......

    I'm gonna take a guess here...... probably about 4 sq. ft. per plant, that includes walkways....... sooooo, about 64,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse to accommodate that crop..... probably most are fresh market..... trucks, airplane space, and a blender to make Bloody Mary's...

    Do you dream tomatoes..... HAHAHAHAHA

    OH !!!!!!! I guess 10,000 clips wouldn't even be close for the first order...... maybe 200,000 or more....

    Maybe the Israeli's have a better system.... they are pretty much in the lead on growing stuff..... except for maybe Pineywoods...
     
  13. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    All is fresh market picked 3 days a week.Picked and crated in the day time at the market by 3am.The pics above post #5 are my green houses and tomatoes.

    I really dream of the day I sell that farm and grow no more produce.I am much happier raising my Cows and Coffee.

    Dan 
     
  14. pineywoods

    pineywoods Smoking Guru Staff Member Administrator Group Lead SMF Premier Member

    Dave I use those clips for tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers. Tomatoes on a string, cucumbers we use them to clip the vines to heavy duty netting, peppers I just clip them to fiberglass stakes.

    Here's where I got mine  http://www.berryhilldrip.com/product.php?productid=10185
     
    Last edited: Jun 12, 2014
  15. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Thanks Piney...... Dave
     
  16. dandl93

    dandl93 Smoking Fanatic

    Thanks for the info Piney...

    Dan
     
  17. bobank03

    bobank03 Smoking Fanatic

    Wondering how they worked on the cucs? I bought a bunch of these and have been using them for 3 years on my tomato plants and they have worked superb. I just added cucumbers this year and never considered that I needed to support them as well. 

    I have been growing containers and while I am still using them to a point, I decided to increase the size of my garden and dug up a small plot in the back yard. Not all that much, but enough for Early Girl Tomatoes, Supersweet 100 tomatoes, 2 different types of sweet peppers, radishes, green beans and cucumbers. 
     
  18. daveomak

    daveomak Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    Pickling cukes... they work good....   great big slicers, maybe not so well......   Give them a try....  nothing to lose....
     

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