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    I just wrap it round the stem - I don't bother burying the end. Once you've got a couple of turns round the stem it rarely moves.

    I prefer this to canes as it allows the plant to blow around a bit more, and is very difficult to poke your eye out with.
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    Tomatoes on a weighted string.

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    Lest you think I'm stuck in my ways, here's GH No2 last year - toms tied to canes which are tied at the top to a horizontal wire.

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    I used to put the string under the plant when planting and tie the other end to a roof strut but several times the string has either rotted or snapped so now I place a cane and plant beside it, when tieing, a figure of 8 loose to the plant and tight to the cane
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    it may be a struggle to reach the top, but once your over the hill your problems start.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    Tomatoes on a weighted string.

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    What variety is the plum tomato VC? They look tasty.
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    Do you mean the big ones launching themselves across the roof? They're Black Icicle. Always grow these - very productive and tasty. Always look as if they're wilting though!
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    Without reading all the replies I'm sure someone will have mentioned this but just in case they haven't try using string. The the string to your container and the roof of your greenhouse and just wrap the plant around it as it grows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by veggiechicken View Post
    I tie a string to the GH roof with a heavy weight on the end (big metal nut) and bury it in the pot before I plant the tomato alongside it. As the plant grows I twist it around the string. The weight of the compost keeps it in place.
    Quote Originally Posted by SarrissUK View Post
    I bury a string under the tomato root ball when I plant it too, then tie that to a long piece of bamboo that runs the depth of the greenhouse as high as possible over the toms.

    As the tomatoes grow, I just twist them around the string. Works very well!
    Quote Originally Posted by mrbadexample View Post
    String.

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    I just wrap it round the stem - I don't bother burying the end. Once you've got a couple of turns round the stem it rarely moves.

    I prefer this to canes as it allows the plant to blow around a bit more, and is very difficult to poke your eye out with.
    Quote Originally Posted by Scoot View Post
    Without reading all the replies I'm sure someone will have mentioned this but just in case they haven't try using string. The the string to your container and the roof of your greenhouse and just wrap the plant around it as it grows.
    String has been mentioned a few times, Scoot.
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