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Old 04-05-2021, 08:20 AM
 
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Wow! We had a little cold snap last week here in lower MI too but nothing like that!

I found this yesterday and got a kick out of it. Right in the big pile of roots I dug out while putting the raised beds in. Nature finds a way!


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Old 04-09-2021, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Good weather forecast in So VA from here on out, so I started by setting out 65 tomato plants yesterday...earliest yet. They were more than ready, already getting leggy, so they were planted horizontally in a trench, started from seed on 2-9.

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Old 04-12-2021, 03:23 PM
 
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Built an A-frame trellis this weekend. We plan on doing green beans on one side and pickling cucumbers on the other.


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Old 04-14-2021, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Near the Coast SWCT
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Built an A-frame trellis this weekend. We plan on doing green beans on one side and pickling cucumbers on the other.
Interesting. Love the idea! How tall is it. I found not even 6 feet is tall enough for Cukes and Beans. I assume you'll just let them flop downwards? Or are you cutting off the tops when they reach a certain height?
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Old 04-14-2021, 09:34 AM
 
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With the price of lumber these days I wanted to minimize how much I had to buy. It's 3x5, using a total of four 8ft 2x2's. The cheap grade 2x2s at the store were an absolute twisted warped mess, so I had to go with premium grade. $11 a piece for those, so crazy! At least I already had the hardware cloth from a different project.

You are right, probably on the small side. We did a planter of pickling cukes last year on a small trellis that previous owners left on the house. They actually did pretty well. We just trained them best we could, and then as my wife likes to say "let them live their own life" LOL!

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Old 04-14-2021, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Mid-Atlantic
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I wonder if conduit would be cheaper?
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Old 04-14-2021, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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a $27, 16' galvanized cattle panel from Tractor Supply makes a good trellis, when bent in the shape of a hoop, or arch....and will last for years.

Set out another 150 tomato plants and 300 broccoli plants today....just ahead of a nice soaking rain.

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Old 04-14-2021, 07:26 PM
 
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I wonder if conduit would be cheaper?
Probably, been awhile since I looked at conduit prices. The cheaper grade 2x2's were about $4 each which is what I wanted but the ones they had were just so bowed and twisted.

I do prefer the appearance of wood and working with it. But when looking online for trellis ideas I did see a lot of cool stuff done with conduit and steel pipe/fittings
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Old 04-15-2021, 06:58 AM
 
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SO used 1/2 inch pipe and connectors as needed as frame for cattle fence for climbers in the raised bed and on all of the fence. He basically raised the fence by 2 1/2 feet and uses Wisteria to give us that much more privacy as city allows only 6 foot fencing.
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Old 04-23-2021, 05:28 PM
 
Location: Boydton, VA
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Lost 60 tomato plants to a late frost last two mornings....1st time in ten years of early planting. Typical last frost here is 4/20. Wind prevented utilizing row cover for protection.

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