How do you use garden twine?
Twine is a fantastically multi-purpose tool. You can use it for all kinds of things in home or the garden.
Some of the most common tasks you might need some twine for are:
Supporting or fixing climbing plants with trellis or stakes - you simply tie the stalk gently against the supports and tie a nice tight knot.
Designating planting areas. Use some bamboo pegs and run lines of twine. Using this you're able to outline areas or sections for planting easily! You can use jute twine or flax garden twine for this.
Training branches of your trees. Simply tie the branches into the correct shape and make sure they're in the correct direction.
Why did you add flax twine to your range?
We're always on the look out for natural garden accessories to add to our environmentally friendly gardening range and twine is one of those products essential for any gardener.
There's loads of different twines out there, designed for all kinds of different purposes but lots of them contain dyes, bonding agents or plastics. This is incredibly frustrating for gardeners wanting to watch their carbon footprint, their plastic usage and generally just want to keep things natural when it comes to their garden.
Our flax garden twine is 100% natural, chemical free, plastic-free, biodegradable and compostable. It's remarkably strong, easy to knot and doesn't fray. So it's a wonderful eco-friendly yet durable choice for gardening projects. This particular twine is completely hairless, slimline and tough, it's very clean to use and non messy!
The use of plastic gardening products, or garden accessories with plastic content is something that we're conscious of here at Chimney Sheep® . Not only is plastic entering our environment at alarming rates due to landfilling or dumping of single-use plastics. But it's also entering our food chain. This is majorly due to plastic contamination of lands or the ocean, then these plastic particles making their way up the food chain. But it's also due to direct contamination of foods, growth mediums and growth areas with micro plastic particles. The use of plastic garden accessories, such as plastic twines, stakes or tarps means they could break down, risking micro-plastic pollution in your soil. Which could contaminate your plants and veggies.
What else can you use flax garden twine for?
Twine isn't just for gardeners. Did you know that it can be used in all kinds of DIY and craft products too? It's a cheap and easy way to add a farmhouse touch to furniture, update out-of-style pieces as well as a quick and easy fix for the odd cracked object (think banisters or handles!).
Here's a few examples of some DIY projects you could try:
- Why not update your ageing cabinet or drawer handles? Paint them black and wrap some twine around the centre to form a delightful twine 'cushion'.
- Crack at the bottom of your wooden banister? Or in the handle of your favourite mug? Twine is the answer. Simply wrap twine over the weakened area, making sure you start and finish past the crack. Secure it into place and you've got some protection against further damage
- Give your indoor plant pots an update, wrap them in garden twine. You'll end up with a lovely rustic finish!
- Got herbs, garlic or other items you need to dry? Hang them from your beams using twine.