Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
How tall are your trellis? Toplef10How tall are your trellis? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

How tall are your trellis? I22gcj10How tall are your trellis? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
How tall are your trellis? Toplef10How tall are your trellis? 1zd3ho10

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.

How tall are your trellis? I22gcj10How tall are your trellis? 14dhcg10

[/td][/tr][/table]
Square Foot Gardening Forum
Would you like to react to this message? Create an account in a few clicks or log in to continue.
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Steves first SFG
by markqz Today at 2:14 pm

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by Scorpio Rising 11/29/2021, 6:56 am

» Sauerkraut & fermenting veggies
by sanderson 11/25/2021, 6:23 pm

» Kombucha
by anabelarto 11/25/2021, 9:34 am

» Happy Thanksgiving 2021!
by sanderson 11/25/2021, 1:21 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson 11/23/2021, 4:03 am

» Hi from Las Vegas
by OhioGardener 11/22/2021, 11:35 am

» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by sanderson 11/21/2021, 9:39 pm

» N&C Midwest—November/December 2021
by Scorpio Rising 11/21/2021, 12:31 pm

» Another hello, Australia - Perth
by Simso 11/20/2021, 7:47 pm

» Anyone grow okra?
by sanderson 11/18/2021, 10:44 pm

» CANADIAN REGION:What are you doing July to December 2021
by Kelejan 11/18/2021, 9:46 pm

» Closing beds for winter
by sanderson 11/18/2021, 2:30 am

» Steam canning?
by sanderson 11/18/2021, 2:28 am

» Where food comes from - a Poem
by Yardslave 11/17/2021, 11:23 am

» Fitness Trackers/Fitbit Users
by martinjery 11/15/2021, 9:29 am

» 2021 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson 11/14/2021, 8:42 pm

» November: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by sanderson 11/14/2021, 1:53 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson 11/14/2021, 1:45 pm

» N&C Midwest — October 2021
by sanderson 11/14/2021, 1:25 pm

» Hello from the UK
by yolos 11/13/2021, 11:05 pm

» can you identify this insect
by sanderson 11/12/2021, 11:46 pm

» Ladybug, ladybug
by sanderson 11/12/2021, 8:37 pm

» Famous Gardening Quotes
by sanderson 11/12/2021, 3:55 pm

» Sweet Potatoes
by sanderson 11/11/2021, 9:29 pm

» Hello from West Palm Beach, FL
by dstack 11/11/2021, 12:27 pm

» Potato growing
by OhioGardener 11/4/2021, 7:41 am

» The SFG Journey: The Origins of Compost
by has55 11/4/2021, 2:11 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 11/1/2021, 9:25 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

How tall are your trellis?

+4
acara
Goosegirl
Jay Bird
milaneyjane
8 posters

Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty How tall are your trellis?

Post  milaneyjane 3/24/2011, 5:51 pm

I am debating trellis heights for peas and cucumbers. The trellis will NOT be in sfg, but instead run along side them in the garden. Last year I installed a 15 foot long cattle panel trellis for the beans and they went gangbuster. This year I was going to put up another one until I realized that it would throw off the symmetry of my garden (pathetic, I know Embarassed ). I was debating doing 15 foot cattle panels and just running them straight down the garden so it would be about 4 feet tall and 15 foot long--one for cucumbers and one for peas. Thoughts???? Will it be too short?
milaneyjane
milaneyjane

Posts : 422
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  Jay Bird 3/24/2011, 5:53 pm

Drive some 6' tee posts on the ends and tie them up higher , then they will be off the ground and you will get some added elevation
Jay Bird
Jay Bird

Male Posts : 228
Join date : 2010-04-07
Age : 57
Location : Mount Vernon Texas

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Trellis Height

Post  Goosegirl 3/24/2011, 7:05 pm

@milaneyjane wrote:I was debating doing 15 foot cattle panels and just running them straight down the garden so it would be about 4 feet tall and 15 foot long--one for cucumbers and one for peas. Thoughts???? Will it be too short?


It sounds perfect to me, but I am under 5' tall! tongue
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 56
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  acara 3/24/2011, 7:51 pm

Based on my experiences with crack-cucumbers last season ..... thats about 4' too short ...LOL

But 8' was about 4' too short too ..... so make sure you talk to rampicante-lady for some creative trellis techniques.


I see a lot of "back-and-forth/up-and-down" trellising in your future Very Happy
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 52
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  milaneyjane 3/24/2011, 8:51 pm

Acara----what kind of cucumber did you plant? That is my other dilema. I want to make lots of pickles and would like a good yielding variety. 8 foot vines---woohoo!
milaneyjane
milaneyjane

Posts : 422
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  Megan 3/24/2011, 8:52 pm

Hahahahaha! Some plants will grow however tall your trellis is and still beg for more. I trained the rampicante up, and down, and back up again, a 6.5 foot trellis, and from there it took over my entire yard with 280+ft of vine and tried hard to eat my house.

Peas don't seem to need a whole lot of height unless they are a long-vining type like Telegraph. (Which I have not grown, but, I'm just sayin'... look at the name. Telegraph pole. You know what those are??)

There are bush cukes and vining cukes. I grew vining cukes last year and they laughed at the 4-ft cage I started them in, clambered partway up the 10-ft amaranth, leaped to the top of a trellis and duked it out the pole beans. They were just starting to tangle with the rampicante (vine traverse approx 6.5 feet up and at least 5 feet over) when cuke beetle disease finally killed them. YMMV. Shocked
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 54
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  milaneyjane 3/24/2011, 8:57 pm

It's funny because unless you have used a trellis for a certain plant, you kind of forget what you are dealing with. My cucumber and vine plants have always wandered the garden and I have never really paid attention to just how long they are, except for the watermelon. Ideally I should be looking at 6 feet I guess minimum unless I want to do another arch trellis----and ruin the garden symmetry. Laughing
milaneyjane
milaneyjane

Posts : 422
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  Megan 3/24/2011, 9:54 pm

The nice part about 6-ft-ish (not a word, sorry) trellises is, the leftover 4-ft conduit is teh awesomeness for anchoring a compost pile surround. Which I hope to do here shortly....
Megan
Megan

Female Posts : 3350
Join date : 2010-04-27
Age : 54
Location : Manassas, VA - Zone 7a

http://novasquarefootgardener.blogspot.com/

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  ashort 3/24/2011, 10:07 pm

The Lowes by me sells 5' lengths of conduit, so I just use 3 of those and cut off a bit less than a foot from the top bar...
ashort
ashort

Male Posts : 520
Join date : 2011-02-17
Age : 53
Location : Frisco, TX zone 8a

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  acara 3/25/2011, 7:18 am

@milaneyjane wrote:Acara----what kind of cucumber did you plant? That is my other dilema. I want to make lots of pickles and would like a good yielding variety. 8 foot vines---woohoo!

I did Burpless, but they say those aren't very good for making pickles.

I dunno .... tasted pretty yummy to me.

I'm usually a "tomato only" peep & it was my first time growing cukes ..... so I'm probably the wrong person to be offering suggestions on what to grow Very Happy
acara
acara

Male Posts : 1012
Join date : 2010-08-27
Age : 52
Location : Wesley Chapel, Florida (Zone 9)

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re-sizing

Post  ander217 3/25/2011, 7:48 am

@milaneyjane wrote: Ideally I should be looking at 6 feet I guess minimum unless I want to do another arch trellis----and ruin the garden symmetry. Laughing

You know you're a SFG if the first answer to this dilemma which pops into your head is...then build another box to "resymmetrize" the garden. Smile
ander217
ander217

Female Posts : 1450
Join date : 2010-03-16
Age : 66
Location : Southeastern Missouri (6b)

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  walshevak 3/25/2011, 10:04 am

+1 lol!

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
walshevak
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4373
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 78
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

Back to top Go down

How tall are your trellis? Empty Re: How tall are your trellis?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum