Usually you need 3 hands to tie up a tomato vine. One to hold it in place, and two to tie the tomato to the trellis. I do not have 3 hands. So, these make having 2 hands ok! I love them. I have about 50 tomato vines, so these clips make tying tomatoes to trellises such a relief! I also use them for my climbing roses and clematis. They make it so much easier! I won't go without them now.
I used these this past season to stake up all sorts of plants. They were left out from May to October or so in all manner of weather. By the time I took them down for the season, they were still plenty usable, and I'll be using them again next year. Not a single one broke. Sure, they rusted some, but that's to be expected -- they're still flexible and strong. I found myself using the smaller ones more, but the larger ones definitely came in handy as the season wore on. The small ones are pretty small, so be sure to check your plants and make sure they're not choking them as they get bigger.
Perfect for clipping to vines, tomatoes & whatever else in your garden is going berserk. Like the 2 sizes. If 1 comes apart, easy to fix. So far none have broken & I've only used half. We tried sweet potatoes in Root & Vessel planters fitted with tomato cage & used the clips so the sprawling vines are not all over the garden floor. Same success with butternut & acorn squash. Highly recommended these clips.
These clips are working great now , they are lite weight and I will know more after the growing season ends as to how well they hold up - as for now all is good and they are working well!....the price is great as is the service and delivery was fast, if they only make one season I will purchase again !!
I really think these are a great asset for holding up my vegetable plants. The only thing I don't like it that they cannot be bought as just small size or just large size in a package. I found that I needed many more small and found little use for the large size.