String under roots at planting, an easy support method for tall growth under cover

I have used this method for 35 years and show how it works for tomatoes. Also good for cucumbers, melons, peppers and aubergines – I show a two-string variation for them. No stakes or tying in.

6 thoughts on “String under roots at planting, an easy support method for tall growth under cover

  1. Hi Charles. I already do this for cucumbers but I never thought about it for tomatoes! Will try it this year. Do you have any recommendations on the type/thickness of string, please? Thanks for the great videos and all-round inspiration! Chris

  2. Hi Charles,
    For micro midget watermelon do you plant just the knotted string at the bottom? Like tomatoes and cucumbers?
    Thank you

    Fiona Klassen
    Amateur gardener NZ

      1. If I am planting my cucumbers and melons direct from seed should I sew them with the string like the seedlings in your video? And if I am trellising my cucumbers on string how close can my row be together? Thanks very much you inspired me to start a garden for the first time ever. Its coming along quite well.

        1. Nice to hear Kitty, and I don’t know for sure that it will work like that but you could try. Make sure the string is well buried underneath with maybe a coil as well.

          60 cm between rows with a metre pathway either side

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