Friday, June 17, 2011

::i got a weave::

I got a Florida weave.  I didn't make the name so please don't ask me to explain it.  I just like it/want to marry it/ an going to make a song about it.  It's everything I love - cheap, easy, useful, attractive, and organized.  Basically - we have a lot in common.

Don't forget that I spent all winter researching things like - what is the most effective way of bracing tomatoes and how to best feed a goat and more such silly things.

I wanted to make 18 cages from fence and stake in one in the ground.  BUT - I didn't have the $100 in fence I needed to buy.  I know the cages will last a long time, but with the cost and the amount of labor I wanted something else.

Then I found the glory of this technique.  Florida Weave.

image comes from HERE

1. You drive in the posts of your choosing.  One at each end, then one post every two plants. 
  If you were looking down the row you would see post - plant - plant - post then repeat.

2.  Tie one end of the twine to the first T post at about six inches from the ground.

3.  Wined the twine around of side of the first plant, then the opposite side of the next plant.

4.  Once you get to the next post wined the twine completely around the post.

5.  Repeat this down your row.  At the end of the row wined the twine back down the row, going on the opposite side you did the first time.

6.  Tie the twine to the same post you started on.

7.  Add more twine rows as needed.

~Keep trimming those tomatoes and enjoy.~

EASY!  They love it and I love it.   

It's a method of bracing 18 tomatoes for 10 dollars total and we can reuse it every year.  We had tons of old T post laying around, so all we had to buy was the twine.

Plus I can easily move it every year to allow for crop rotation.  

1 comment:

  1. This is such a great tip. I will keep it in mind for the future when I eventually get myself a garden. I can't wait to see how it turns out.



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