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Post  sanderson on 4/14/2018, 1:44 am

This evening, I started installing two 5' x 8' nylon trellis meshes on the 2' x 7' bed.  For permanent trellises, I use zip ties.  These trellises are temporary for indeterminate tomatoes and will be taken down Oct. 1.  So, I'm just "whip stitching" the meshes with cotton string.  One mesh up.

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Post  countrynaturals on 4/14/2018, 2:38 pm

@sanderson wrote:This evening, I started installing two 5' x 8' nylon trellis meshes on the 2' x 7' bed.  For permanent trellises, I use zip ties.  These trellises are temporary for indeterminate tomatoes and will be taken down Oct. 1.  So, I'm just "whip stitching" the meshes with cotton string.  One mesh up.
Can't wait to see this shot again in a couple of months. Should make a great before/after scenario.  Cool
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Post  sanderson on 4/14/2018, 2:51 pm

The way my seedlings are looking, I'm hoping there will be life!

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Post  sanderson on 4/16/2018, 2:55 am

Converted the double trellis into a triple trellis for the cucumbers.

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Post  trolleydriver on 4/16/2018, 8:40 am

@sanderson wrote:Converted the double trellis into a triple trellis for the cucumbers.
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Post  sanderson on 5/14/2018, 5:23 pm

Despite being sick and only being able to water to keep things alive, the garden is looking better.  If you go back to page one, you can see the bare garden before photos.

View towards south, slightly west.  It shows 7 beds.  


West garden.  Fore left is crazy New Zealand spinach and some walking onions.  Fore center cantaloupe.  Back center - new summer squash bed.  Back right - winter squash and 2 watermelons.

Closeup of the tomato bed above.  Tomatoes and flowers in 2' x 7' Table Top.

New summer squash bed.

BTE tomatoes EMC trellis.  Before wood blocks and braces added and aligned.

One PVC brace showing.  Corn cage started in the back ground.

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Post  trolleydriver on 5/14/2018, 5:59 pm

Looking great sanderson.

Are you starting to feel any better?

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/14/2018, 8:17 pm

Wow!  Lookin good!
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Post  yolos on 5/14/2018, 8:33 pm

Everything looks so pretty and clean.  Congrats on some hard work there,.  Hope you are feeling better.
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/14/2018, 11:07 pm

Sanderson...your work is incredible. I see many hours of joyful thinking in your photo's.
Looking back on my previous beds, I think that was the best time, sitting in the morning with coffee, afternoon with a beer, just general refreshing thinking of how I want to do this...looks beautiful...
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Post  Kelejan on 5/15/2018, 2:04 am

You certainly get a lot into your small spaces, sanderson.  I do hope you are feeling  much better.
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Post  sanderson on 5/15/2018, 2:38 am

Thank you, folks.  It only looks so pretty and clean because it's SFG.  The area on the patio is a swirl of leaves, spilled MM, dust, and clutter, which I started cleaning and then got sick.  It will have to wait a week. I'm feeling better each day now.

We are leaving Thursday for Missouri and will be flying back on Monday.  The top priority is to get 3 trays of starts into an area where they will be watered and not eaten by snails and slugs until we return.  Plus 3 buckets of tomatoes and a tomatillo.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 5/15/2018, 7:50 am

Glad you're feeling better! And it looks great.
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Post  BlackjackWidow on 5/15/2018, 11:42 am

@sanderson wrote:

One PVC brace showing.  Corn cage started in the back ground.

I love your garden! So jealous of both your energy and your lovely set up. I'm glad you're feeling better.

In this photo, I'm wondering about the bracing - does the PVC go all the way over to the fence wall, or is the tie to the wooden bracket enough to keep everything braced? I'm just wondering if the brace is helping to hold the weight of the tomatoes once they're that tall, or if it's more to keep the EMT straight, or ...? I have so much to learn.
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Post  sanderson on 5/15/2018, 2:56 pm

BJW,  Thanks.  The brace is only to maintain vertical alignment.  It was purchased pre-cut in 2' lengths at HD and does NOT go all the way to the fence.  The green stretchy garden tape should be sticky/stretchy enough to hold.

The tomatoes will be supported by the strings (paracord) tied to the overhead horizontal EMC.

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