Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Where to put the trellis? shade issues Toplef10Where to put the trellis? shade issues 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.

Where to put the trellis? shade issues I22gcj10Where to put the trellis? shade issues 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Where to put the trellis? shade issues Toplef10Where to put the trellis? shade issues 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.

Where to put the trellis? shade issues I22gcj10Where to put the trellis? shade issues 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 sanderson Today at 5:29 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 8:06 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

» Microbes...you gotta see this one !!!
by has55 11/25/2021, 12:24 am

» The SFG Journey-Johnson Su Bioreactor for composting, No turning
by has55 11/25/2021, 12:19 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

Google

Search SFG Forum

Where to put the trellis? shade issues

3 posters

Go down

Where to put the trellis? shade issues Empty Where to put the trellis? shade issues

Post  tkdtara84 4/13/2011, 10:42 pm

After struggling (and failing miserably) to draw out a garden plan in excel to post here, I'm just hoping the "chart" below will give you a picture of my situation.

I have a small portion of usable yard that has sunlight. We live in a very old (1890s) neighborhood with very large trees. We have one large tree on the north side and a section of woods to the south. Our house is very tall and shades part of the garden from some afternoon sun.

I've located the boxes about 40 ft. from the edge of the woods and 20 ft. from the tree. The house only shades the 4x4 and the north 4x8 very late in the afternoon. The woods aren't giving us any trouble yet, but it's hard to say until they leaf out. I've located the southern most 4x8 out of range of the woods shade, but that pushed my northern 4x8 into the house shade and possible tree shade when it leafs out.

My question is this: I want to trellis two veggies-- tomatoes and peas. Where should I put the trellis? If I do it on the north side (meaning I would have four trellisable squares), that puts the tomatoes in the shade (from the house) for some of the afternoon. Do you think this would be a problem? My other option is to put a trellis on the east side of a box, but then I would be shading my other crops.

I can try to post a picture tomorrow, if that would help. I'm guessing this will just have to be a trial year. Our yard is also rolling/sloped somewhat, and heavily shaded from all the trees, so this really does seem to be the best (or only) place for them, but it's certainly less than ideal. Any help is appreciated!




W
N S
E


Tree

-----4x8 box----- 4x4 (strawberries) -----4x8 box---- woods


house
tkdtara84
tkdtara84

Female Posts : 68
Join date : 2011-03-29
Location : Lafayette, IN 5b

Back to top Go down

Where to put the trellis? shade issues Empty Re: Where to put the trellis? shade issues

Post  dizzygardener 4/18/2011, 2:18 pm

For tall things like tomatoes you want to trellis them in the North or the west.

The afternoon shade should be fine so long as that spot gets at least 6-8 hours of direct full sun during the day.

Hope that helps, and sorry I missed this one last week. The forums have been moving so fast lately.
dizzygardener
dizzygardener

Female Posts : 668
Join date : 2011-01-26
Location : WNC 6b

Back to top Go down

Where to put the trellis? shade issues Empty Black Walnuts

Post  UnderTheBlackWalnut 4/18/2011, 3:41 pm

Hi! I am brand new to the forums but when I saw your zone and location I thought I'd lend some of my experiences. Please take a good look at your mature trees and see if any of them are black walnuts. I live in an old neighborhood in central IL and most of my backyard is a black walnut tree. Smile They are very common in our area of the midwest. You'll know them because they drop those green-tennisball-looking-things every fall and the walnuts are smaller and have a much more "prickly" looking shell than English walnuts.

These trees secrete a chemical called juglone which can cause certain veggies (especially tomatoes) to fail and wilt terribly. Your MM will DEF help with that (which is one thing I LOVED about SFG) but if at all possible, try to get your tomatoes and peppers as far as possible from black walnut and be VIGILANT about taking any leaves, sticks etc OFF your garden beds. If you must plant near a black walnut, I would try and make an actual box bottom so that your juglone-sensitive veggies don't come into contact with any water runoff out of your soil. (I'm using plywood and raising my boxes up on blocks just about 8 inches or so.)

Here is more info from some of the extension offices about what is black walnut tolerant and what is not. The last one is a Purdue document so should be fairly close to your area. Smile

http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/1000/1148.html

http://hort.uwex.edu/articles/black-walnut-toxicity

http://www.ces.purdue.edu/extmedia/HO/HO-193.pdf

I hadn't seen this mentioned in any of the midwest threads and I, myself, wasn't aware of it when I first tried to grow tomatoes under my tree the "old fashioned" way, until an agriculture education teacher filled me in. So I thought I would pass it along, in case it applies to you.

Happy planting! Smile
UnderTheBlackWalnut
UnderTheBlackWalnut

Female Posts : 559
Join date : 2011-04-18
Age : 55
Location : Springfield (central), IL, on the line between 5b and 6a

Back to top Go down

Where to put the trellis? shade issues Empty Re: Where to put the trellis? shade issues

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