Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Trellises with stone wall beds Toplef10Trellises with stone wall beds 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.

Trellises with stone wall beds I22gcj10Trellises with stone wall beds 14dhcg10

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

Join the forum, it's quick and easy

Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]
Trellises with stone wall beds Toplef10Trellises with stone wall beds 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.

Trellises with stone wall beds I22gcj10Trellises with stone wall beds 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
» What Have You Picked From Your Garden Today
by OhioGardener Today at 8:42 pm

» Frequency/amount to water
by OhioGardener Today at 5:34 pm

» Epic Gardening "Master Class on Square Food Gardening"
by OhioGardener Today at 2:46 pm

» N&C Midwest—June 2024
by JAM23 Today at 10:41 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by OhioGardener Today at 10:14 am

» Growing Tomatoes in 6" of soil?
by OhioGardener Yesterday at 2:50 pm

» Rhubarb Tom Collins
by DonP 6/19/2024, 2:10 pm

» Change email address
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 2:00 am

» Howdy from San Diego, CA
by sanderson 6/19/2024, 12:49 am

» Hi from Lapeer Michigan
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 10:54 pm

» Getting Started
by Turan 6/18/2024, 12:58 pm

» Turan's Garden Western Mountains and Plains
by Scorpio Rising 6/18/2024, 11:49 am

» Senseless Banter...
by OhioGardener 6/17/2024, 10:28 am

» Question about replenishing squares after harvest
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 6/17/2024, 12:14 am

» Cover Crops to Kill Nematodes
by dstack 6/16/2024, 2:30 pm

» My NWA garden
by Guinevere 6/13/2024, 11:13 am

» creating grids
by plantoid 6/13/2024, 6:42 am

» SFG jOURNEY-What's Hiding in your organic fertilizer
by has55 6/13/2024, 12:40 am

» Got zucchini? Toot your own horn!
by MrBooker 6/12/2024, 5:19 pm

» Mark's first SFG
by markqz 6/12/2024, 1:52 pm

» Ohio Gardener's Greenhouse
by has55 6/12/2024, 1:17 pm

» New SFGer from Perth Australia.
by sanderson 6/8/2024, 3:23 am

» National Gardening Week?
by Scorpio Rising 6/5/2024, 11:17 am

» Do raspberries have special needs?
by donnainzone5 6/4/2024, 5:12 pm

» What tiny monster is this?
by OhioGardener 6/3/2024, 1:19 pm

» Can I sew row cover material?
by sanderson 6/2/2024, 11:54 pm

» Garden Bells! Hoe! Hoe! Hoe!
by Scorpio Rising 6/1/2024, 2:21 pm

» vermiculite vs. perlite
by PVPind 5/31/2024, 3:33 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by SMEDLEY BUTLER 5/31/2024, 1:28 am

» DIY Tomato Trellis for Birdie's Tall Raised beds
by DuluthLori 5/30/2024, 3:12 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Trellises with stone wall beds

3 posters

Go down

Trellises with stone wall beds Empty Trellises with stone wall beds

Post  iberian 8/15/2011, 4:05 am

I built some 4' x 12' beds with stone blocks. I guess they're kid of overbuilt but they look nice. Anyway I'd like to set up some trellises next to the beds in various places. In some places a trellis could arch between two beds. I'd prefer that the trellises be removable during seasons when they are not needed.

Things have gotten off to a very late start this year, but after getting the deer attacks under control, everything is finally growing very rapidly. If I could add some trellises fairly quickly, it would make the garden a lot better.

I was originally thinking that I would just use the conduit, rebar, and nylon mesh type of trellis from Mel's book. This seems easy and fast to set up. But I really don't want to leave a bunch of rebar sticking out of the ground right next to the nice stone walls. I also thought of putting the rebar inside the beds, but maybe having rusting steel rebar in the beds is not so good either.

I was thinking that maybe I need to clamp something onto the walls, but perhaps it would make more sense to set up some sort of arched units that just rest on the ground. Maybe I could still use the conduit for this. By the way, for the crops to be trellised, besides vine tomatoes and cucumbers, we have some squashes and melons growing so strength is an important factor.

If anyone has any thoughts about this, I'd appreciate hearing your comments.
avatar
iberian

Posts : 3
Join date : 2011-05-15
Location : Northwest

Back to top Go down

Trellises with stone wall beds Empty Re: Trellises with stone wall beds

Post  Goosegirl 8/15/2011, 7:36 am

Iberian - I have the conduit trellises and I plan on just pulling the rebar out along with the trellises this fall. I built my trellises to fit any of my boxes so that I can move them as I want to move crops each year. I also don't want to trip in the snow and impale myself on a chunk of hidden rebar.....

GG

PS - Trellises with stone wall beds 396615 flower Trellises with stone wall beds 396615 flower Trellises with stone wall beds 396615


Last edited by Goosegirl on 8/15/2011, 7:46 am; edited 1 time in total (Reason for editing : PS!)
Goosegirl
Goosegirl

Female Posts : 3435
Join date : 2011-02-16
Age : 59
Location : Zone 4A - NE SD

Back to top Go down

Trellises with stone wall beds Empty Re: Trellises with stone wall beds

Post  boffer 8/15/2011, 12:33 pm

HI and welcome to the forum.

You should be able to rent a rotary hammer with a one inch bit to drill holes into the blocks for the conduit to simply slide into and sit there. Pull the trellis out for the winter and plug the hole with plumber's putty to keep the rain out and any potential freezing issues.

Depending on the size of the blocks, you could drill a half inch hole in one, insert rebar permanently, and have a portable base. I've done that with excess concrete mix: 16 to 24 inch square form made from 2x4; stick rebar in the middle and fill.

I realize this isn't practical for most people, but my favorite free-standing trellises use old car leaf springs as the base.
boffer
boffer

Male Posts : 7392
Join date : 2010-02-26
Age : 71
Location : yelm, wa, usa

http://boffer.us/

Back to top Go down

Trellises with stone wall beds Empty Re: Trellises with stone wall beds

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Back to top

- Similar topics

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