Yes, it sounds weird. But so did my earlier method for securing sweet
peas (or morning glories) to a wood fence that backs up a long line of
Problem has been that I have no room to hang a sweet pea net behind
the roses that butt right up against the fence. So in past years I
STAPLED the pea vines to the fence. Sounds cruel, but I bridged the
stems with the staples, so worked fine.
However, due to an injury that has partially crippled my R. hand, it
is more difficult than ever to position the heavy-duty staples and
click in place.
So I decided to try duct tape. Have just spent an hour taping the
whole line of sweet peas, tallest of which are now about 2' high.
Should work OK barring rain* and maybe even that wouldn't dissolve
*Not supposed to be raining late April in So. Calif coastal, but
weather is out of whack, perhaps due to climate change.
Any other thoughts for this recurring situation?