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Post  cheyannarach on 4/24/2012, 1:26 pm

I have never done much with trellising and vining plants but I am on a kick now and I was just curious about what other people's favorites are! What and why? What's easiest what's hardest? Just looking for some more inspiration Very Happy
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/24/2012, 1:33 pm

Last year I did sugar baby watermelons and they were sooooo cute hanging off the trellis! This year I am trying Tiger Melons and Omaha Pumpkins (along with the obvious cukes and 'maters!). Also trying cherry toms for the first time this year.

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/24/2012, 2:29 pm

Those sugar babies sound excellent, I might have to snag some of those and give a try!
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Post  elliephant on 4/24/2012, 3:01 pm

Last year I loved my Tatume vining squash. Got lots of baseball to softball size roundish squash from it. Late this year, but finally got one sprouted just yesterday.

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Post  walshevak on 4/24/2012, 3:44 pm

Peas. beans, cukes, squash, and tomatos. This year I'm trying malibar spinach, sugar baby watermelons and cantaloupe.

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Post  H_TX_2 on 4/24/2012, 3:55 pm

This is the first year I have grown cantaloupe and it has been fun so far. It started out on the ground, too small to reach the trellis and the tomato plants next to it were 1 to 2 feet taller. As soon as it reached the trellis I helped it up and tied it to the trellis and next thing I knew it was sprouting lots of tendrils and it is now taller than my tomato plants. It has flowers that are blooming and the tendrils are really cool to watch them latch onto anything.
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Post  junequilt on 4/24/2012, 5:52 pm

Malabar spinach. Unlike regular spinach, it loves heat and humidity. Plus it's beautiful.
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Post  cheyannarach on 4/24/2012, 7:59 pm

This malibar spinach sounds pretty exciting, might have to try that too!

I am doing spaghetti squash, cantelope, cucumbers, peas, beans, I think I will deffinately have to try the baby watermelons too. They just sound cute!
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Post  curio on 4/24/2012, 8:03 pm

We're trying three varieties of tomatoes this year... all gourmet and/or heirloom. Two are WHITE and the other is a small Persian type.
I think the cukes are probably my favorite.
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Post  cheyannarach on 4/24/2012, 8:28 pm

I love cucumbers! And duh, how could I forget tomatoes, I am doing them too but aren't tomatoes just one of those that are a given! What's your favorite tomato to grow, mine are the yellow varieties! Yum!
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Post  Goosegirl on 4/25/2012, 7:22 am

cheyannarach wrote:Those sugar babies sound excellent, I might have to snag some of those and give a try!

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cheyannarach wrote:This malibar spinach sounds pretty exciting, might have to try that too!

I am trying the Malibar Spinach this year as well. If you would like some of my seeds, PM your address to me and I will send some your way.

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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 10:27 am

Those are sooo cute, I am ordering some today! Very Happy
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Post  brenda g on 4/25/2012, 11:22 am

Goosegirl - Thanks for the pictures! I live in zone 4a as well, and am nursing sugar baby watermelon seedlings for my first SFG - I had been considering them a 'long shot' crop but now I am very encouraged! Very Happy
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Post  Turan on 4/25/2012, 12:31 pm

Sugar snap peas... especially the ones with purple blossoms I had one year but can not remember what variety.
and cherry tomatoes and lemon cucumbers. All things that grow happily and give snacks as you walk by.
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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 5:24 pm

I've got sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. I have never had a lemon cucumber, what are they like. I am doing straight eight and cucumber alibi!
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Post  Turan on 4/25/2012, 9:31 pm

cheyannarach wrote:I've got sugar snap peas and cherry tomatoes. I have never had a lemon cucumber, what are they like. I am doing straight eight and cucumber alibi!

Sounds yummy times a coming!
Lemon cukes are an old heirloom variety. They don't get bitter like some. The fruit is yellow, round and ping pong ball size usually. They are very mild tasting, good in salad but we usually just eat them as snacks. They are a little late to start fruiting so I do start them in pots. I also will grow Wautoma pickling.
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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 10:54 pm

If you have a good pickling recipe I would glady love to have it!Very Happy I am going to be a first time canner this year so getting all the good recipes, tips, and tricks I can!
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Post  Turan on 4/25/2012, 11:36 pm

Sorry I am not good at pickle recipes. I raise pickling cukes because I think they taste better than slicers. Maybe some one else is good at them.....
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Post  cheyannarach on 4/25/2012, 11:47 pm

I'll keep looking, I love cucumbers and pickles so I am planning to get some pickles canned to last through the winter! If all goes as planned! Today River (the girl) only ate pickles for lunch, wouldn't touch her sandwich, she has been sick so not much of an appetite but still funny.
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