Hydrofarm – Garden Soft Tie 8m
- Ideal for training or supporting plants
- It is padded, meaning that it gently secures plants and will not cut into the stems
- 8 metres long, which can be cut to suit your requirements
- Green – to blend in with your crop
- One pack can support multiple plants
Keep your fragile plants in secure comfort to ensure a long, sturdy growth period. Whether you’re encouraging new growth to reach for the sky or are supporting cuttings and planting, use the Garden Soft Tie as an extra buffer against wind and other disturbances. The Garden Soft Tie is 8 metres long, which you can cut to your preferences. One tie pack can support multiple plants. The Garden Soft Tie works by gently securing plants with a padded tie that will not cut into the stems. The tie’s green colour blends seamlessly into your other flora and fauna.
Simply remove the soft tie from the packet and use in your desired location.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Why use plant supports?
Tall, top-heavy plants, as well as those grown in windy locations, often need plant supports. Plant supports for garden borders, specimen plants and other ornamental settings should be as unobtrusive as possible so that they don’t detract from the appearance of the plant. In the vegetable garden, a simple wooden pole or twine strung between poles makes a sturdy garden plant support. Keep reading for information on plant supports for garden vegetation.
Different situations call for different types of support. The most common plant supports for garden areas include:
You may have to tie your plants to stakes, trellises and fences. Long green twist ties are barely noticeable and make the job of retying a snap. Tie the plant to the support firmly, but loosely enough that you don’t strangle it. Leave room for the stem to move a little. Strips of pantyhose also work well and normally stretch as the plants grow.
Vines attach themselves to their supporting structure by three methods. Some twine their tendrils around the support. These types of vines need a fence or trellis for support. In some cases, the entire vine winds around the support. These vines are great for growing on garden light poles, trees or mailboxes. Vines that have suction cup tips at the end of the tendrils can fasten themselves onto walls and solid rock.
Hoops and cages are ideal for bushy plants such as tall garden phlox and peonies. Put this type of support in place at planting time so that the plant can grow through the opening. The foliage will eventually hide the structure.
Simple stakes are the most common form of support — such as those for tomatoes. You’ll need to drive the stake a foot or two into the soil for solid support. If you install the stake before planting, you can plant close to the base of the stake. Otherwise, place the stake a little further away to avoid damaging the roots. Unless your plant begins to tilt or show signs of toppling, wait until the stem is nearly as tall as it will grow to tie it to the stake. Otherwise, you’ll spend a good bit of time retying the plant as it grows.
Plants That Need Support Plants that need support include those grown in windy locations, vines, tall plants and those with large, heavy flowers and foliage. If you aren’t sure whether your plant needs support, it is better to stake it than risk losing it.
“This is a great garden essential. It is so easy to use and certainly much better than other alternatives such as twine, which often damages plants. It’s quite easy to waste these ties, so cutting set lengths beforehand would be wise.
The most important aspect of these garden ties is that it is soft, but very versatile. I’ve used these ties on my blackberry and cherry trees with ease. I’m planning to use these next on my climbing roses, a bigger card length and lower price would be greatly appreciated, no seriously just joking these are already reasonably priced. These ties work well, and I couldn’t criticise the quality, even as a keen and stringent gardener.
With that being said, I would have no hesitation in recommending these garden soft ties for keeping plants in their place.”
“Works nicely for tying up my tomatoes. Snip a few inches off with the secateurs, bend round the cane and stem, and twist. It’s so nice to have wire ties that don’t bite into your fingers, why did it take so long to invent this stuff ?”
“Holy moly this stuff is magic!!
Doesn’t damage plants or anything I’ve used it on (it’s very versatile). Just care not to pull when twisting as the rubber can come out farther than the protected wire“
HydroFarmis a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; HydroGarden.
From HydroGardens website:
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HydroGarden has been supplying specialist Hydroponic equipment to the trade since February 1996. We have become a leader in the market and regularly supply products and services to retailers within the UK and abroad, as well as to an ever-increasing number of commercial growers and research organisations. As we do not supply direct to the public we are able to focus on providing the reseller with a service and product range unequalled in the market. We are a customer orientated company with a mission to bring innovative and high-quality products to the market.
HydroGarden not only distributes world leading brands but we also manufacture our own range of products, giving you the greatest opportunity to source the best hydroponic and horticultural products in the world. Our range of added value services and marketing initiatives give our clients the edge in an expanding and increasingly competitive market.