Dateline: 20 April 2014
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I like to lay out garden beds and planting rows with string and stakes. I've used cotton and sisal strings in years past for this purpose. But after learning about Mark Albert's remarkable caterpillar cloche system (as explained in This Book) I decided to invest in a roll of polypropylene baling twine. Mark says the polypropylene twine can be stretched very tight, without breaking, and it will not sag once stretched. He's right on both accounts. I had to buy two rolls because that's how they're sold. It was 10,000 feet of twine, which should be more than a lifetime's supply for me. After a couple of years using this product, I can tell you it is truly ideal for gardening, and a lot of other uses around the homestead. If you want a lifetime supply of nonpareil twine, invest in a roll of polypropylene baling twine. I bought This Twine at Tractor Supply Company (I see it is now 9,000 ft. and the price has gone up a few dollars since I bought my rolls).
|A simple knot like this can be used to join two pieces of twine.|