One clip in time saves nine
Tying up plants, when you receive them from the nursery, is time consuming and if you are growing from the ground not on raised gutters, hard on the back. The clips featured have been available for only a short time but have certainly been fantastic for saving time when it comes to initially tying up your plants.
You no longer need to use another type of clip or tie a slip knot on your stems, which if too tight can restrict growth and too loose can cause plants to slide down the strings. Growers purchasing staked plants, from their respective nurseries, should specify the clip which you can simply rap the string around on the hook end. (See picture)
It’s a quick, easy solution which saves time and energy, at a time when growers are quickly trying to string plants as they are growing at rapid rates. It is very easy to fall behind, after planting, as there is a tendency to relax due to such an intense pre planting workload. Unfortunately this is impractical, if you fall even one day behind the additional labour required, to catch up, will hit you financially. Speed and efficiencies are simply crucial. This clip is just a small piece of the puzzle, one which has certainly grabbed my attention and impressed me.
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Article Written and compiled by Stefan Vogrincic, Consultant, Grower2Grower
Article Edited by Marie Vogrincic, Editor, Grower2Grower