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Post  landarch on 6/1/2012, 12:52 am

view of the garden with green beans, onions, and peppers planted in "left over" space.

welcome to the jungle

modified grid with mid-box cucumber trellis (shading lettuce and beets beyond)

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Post  JustMe on 6/2/2012, 10:57 am

Beautiful! I love how your garden is tucked in by the road.

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Post  quiltbea on 6/2/2012, 11:50 am

Great garden. I like how you use every bit of space for something productive.

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GREAT looking garden!

Post  BackRiver_SFG on 6/2/2012, 1:28 pm

Thanks for posting! Your garden looks excellent. Nice and neat.

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Post  SwampCatNana on 6/2/2012, 11:15 pm



What is that hanging from the tall black posts? It looks like 2 hammocks; one lower and one above.
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Post  landarch on 6/3/2012, 11:07 am

Lee - those are my horizontal trellises. Basically two panels of concrete reinforcing mesh from Lowes...under the trellis I have some determinate tomatoes (celebrity, rutgers imporoved, la roma) that will grow up through the panels...eliminates the need for tomatoe cages around every plant (wouldn't fit) and makes picking fairly easy.

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Post  SwampCatNana on 6/3/2012, 5:27 pm

@landarch wrote:Lee - those are my horizontal trellises. Basically two panels of concrete reinforcing mesh from Lowes...under the trellis I have some determinate tomatoes (celebrity, rutgers imporoved, la roma) that will grow up through the panels...eliminates the need for tomatoe cages around every plant (wouldn't fit) and makes picking fairly easy.

Clever idea! How large are the openings?

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horizontal trellis

Post  asilcox on 6/3/2012, 5:38 pm

Landarch,

Gorgeous garden!

Have you done horizontal trellising with that method before? It seems like a really good use of space...is this an experiment or a tried-and-true method for you?

Thanks!

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Post  tabletopper on 6/3/2012, 6:27 pm

SwampCatNana.......I like your small plant cages.....is that made out of hardware cloth...24 inches high......covers l 12in square.....than you have a smaller one for one plant out of 4 in a square......right?...do you hold it in a round with a plastic tie? and do you put it in the earth a few inches for stability? looks like a great idea....Ruth

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Post  tabletopper on 6/3/2012, 6:36 pm

I goofed.....questions should have been addressed to landarch in Kansas City....Great ideas anyway......Ruth

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Post  landarch on 6/3/2012, 7:58 pm

Amanda - I have not tried it before but I have friends that have and it works well for them, especially when round cages can't fit in a small area.

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Post  landarch on 6/3/2012, 8:00 pm

Ruth, I don't think it is hardware cloth but just a tight wire mesh available at Lowes. At first I did these to keep the rabbits from eating the tops of my peppers during the night...but I may leave them up to support the pepers.

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Post  CapeCoddess on 6/3/2012, 8:22 pm

Rabbits eat pepper plants??? Shocked At nite???
ruh roh...I just put my transplants out a couple days ago...

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Post  landarch on 6/3/2012, 10:11 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:Rabbits eat pepper plants??? Shocked At nite???
ruh roh...I just put my transplants out a couple days ago...

I assume it was rabbits...I see them in the neighbor's yard and my pepper plants were bitten off at the top. Green beans had their first leaves betten off.

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