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Old 06-18-2015, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Chapel Hill, N.C.
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Has anybody used something like this? Looks like it would last as long time if put up off season.

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Old 06-18-2015, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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I tried something similar except with string, not wood in between the posts. Bad idea.. Tomatoes were too heavy for the string and so they were flopping over.

I keep it simple... just stake each one individually. Which brings up a point about that idea....

It's good if you don't have many. I have over 40 so would be pointless spending money on all that wood and time putting it together and taking it apart.

But looks like it will work otherwise. Also... you can't walk in between the tomato rows with that or pull weeds down low without hitting your head. Unless you use that for a back to back row.
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Old 06-18-2015, 01:00 PM
 
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Wood rots.

But it looks pretty though.
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Old 06-18-2015, 02:50 PM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Wood rots.
Yup, I still don't have a shed and learning the hard way that my walking boards and stakes rot after couple years... until now, got them in a drier spot under the deck.

I cant imagine spending time taking that design apart every Fall then putting it all back together 6 months later.. lol I got too many tomatoes for that to be worth doing.

But for someone with less than 5-10 tomato plants I assume is a cool thing to have.
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