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Post  ETNRedClay on 4/10/2014, 6:48 pm

Last year my squash/melons took over the ANSFG beds -- that durned Mel's Mix worked too well! -- so this year, I'm planning on putting one each in 16"tall x 20"round sub-irrigation planters (SIPs) with MM on my second-story deck.  Not worried about the SIPs.  Am worried about the microclimate on the deck. 

It is VERY windy there, I noticed just how windy today as I was assembling the SIPs, wind chimes just jangling happily away.  It is possible to put shade mesh tarp from the rail to the floor which not only gives light shade, but does inhibit the wind a little.  Wondering if this is necessary?  Maybe lattice for the same effect, but prettier. 

I've got 18 summer squash, winter squash, melons, and pumpkins sprouting in the passive solar greenhouse.  I expect them to take over the whole deck (8'x24'), over the rail, and trailing down to the next story as needed, and have no problem with that.  Did this 25 years ago on a different deck but without the blustery breeze.


Any thoughts on windy conditions with BIG plant veggies?
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Post  walshevak on 4/10/2014, 9:00 pm

Very interesting and questions I can't answer.  Can't wait to see your deck covered.  Please post photos.

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Post  AtlantaMarie on 4/12/2014, 8:07 am

I think I'd go w/ the lattice and let the vines provide the windbreak on them.  I'd use pantyhose or something soft to tie them instead of weaving them in and out.
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