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    I'm looking for one of those Victorian devices to enable me to plant long staright rows. Someone posted a link last week to one that was just what I was looking for but I can't remember where it was. Any suggestions? Thanks in advance!

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    do you mean a piece of string tied to a tent peg each end?

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    Made my own all you need is two bits of wood or like FG said tent pegs, tie the string to one end and wind on a longgggggggggg piece of string tie to other end easy.
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    In one of the gardening programmes,the man was sowing the seeds into the shallow ditch made along the long fencing board.It was perfectly straight.I remember I thought then"why I didn't think about it earlier?"
    Try this method.Long wooden board seems to be more stable than string.And it gives you some support for your hands as well.

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    2 broken tater digger tine's with a long piece of poly prop between the two the poly prop last's about 2 season's and very cheap my sort of price....jacob
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    Just had to use a long piece of board, darn kids have pinched my garden twine!
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    Well I've sown mine by eye (so it will probably be really wonky!!)

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    It's one of those rotateable string holders on a large stake, with the string tied to another loose stake. Harry Dodson used one in the Victorian Kitchen Garden. I've used more rudimentary things but wanted to step up to a Rolls Royce model. As I mentioned earlier, someone posted a link but I can't find it.

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