Jute Twine

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I use sisal because it is cheaper than jute. Jute is made from the fibers of the Jute plant in India. Sisal is made from the Agave plant in Mexico. I can't tell the difference in them as both are used for the same purposes, rug making.
 
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I am out of jute but was gifted what seems to be several miles of the stretch nylon hemming used for edging upholstery. It is soft and holds up all season so the tomatoes are wearing nylons this year.
 
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There are many interesting natural fibers that can be used to make twine.
It would be interesting to cultivate a garden of twine fiber crops.

Some of the more common fiber crops used for twine include...
• Abacá or Manila Hemp (Musa textilis) in the Banana family (Musaceae)
• Cabuya or Fique (Furcraea spp.) in the Agave family (Agavaceae)
• Coir (Cocos nucifera) in the Palm Family (Arecaceae)
• Cotton (Gossypium spp.) in the Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
• Hemp (Cannabis sativa) in the hemp Family (Cannabaceae)
• Henequen (Agave fourcroydes) in the Agave family (Agavaceae)
• Jute (Corchorus capsularis, C. olitorius) in the Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
• Kenaf (Hibiscus cannabinus) in the Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
• Ramie (Boehmeria nivea) in the Nettle Family (Urticaceae)
• Sisal (Agave sisalana) in the Agave Family (Agavaceae)
• Walis (Sida rhombifolia) in the Mallow Family (Malvaceae)
 
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