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21/07/2014 at 22:50

i have a metal framed greenhouse and my tomatoes were ok in grow bags with a cane support but they have shot up and are now too heavy for the supports.  I can't support from the roof there is nothing to hang them from, any ideas 

21/07/2014 at 22:56

Oh and it has a stone base

21/07/2014 at 23:03

Can you fix lengths of wood across from eaves to eaves?  You could then hang strings from those.

21/07/2014 at 23:30

I drilled small holes through part of the frame and strung a length of strong galvanised garden wire along the length of each side.  Then it is easy to tie twine to the wire above each plant.  I'll upload a few photo's if you'd like to see how that works, Susan?

Not all frames are suitable but it should be possible on most of the common aluminium types.

21/07/2014 at 23:42

That sounds like a good idea Bob.  Might it be useful to paint the inside of each hole to prevent corrosion where the galvanising's missing...?

21/07/2014 at 23:46

On a steel-framed greenhouse that would be the best thing to do, Steve.

21/07/2014 at 23:53

Ah yes - they tend to be aluminium don't they?  I've had the luxury of a large hardwood greenhouse for a year and a half so I may  not be fully in touch with normal ones !

22/07/2014 at 00:24

I'd love a wooden one Steve!  One day, maybe..

22/07/2014 at 00:26

If it's aluminium, take a look at Elite greenhouse spare parts. They sell special little split rings that slot into special bolts that then slot into the greenhouse frame.

22/07/2014 at 06:51

Ok thanks for the help

22/07/2014 at 10:47

This is a link to what pansyface means http://www.twowests.co.uk/product/bolts-nuts-and-rings-pack-of-10

 

22/07/2014 at 11:34

I thank you, Fleurisa

22/07/2014 at 22:22

Thanks Fleurisa

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