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Post  LtTawnyMadison on 7/7/2012, 5:04 pm

The book recommends using 3' steel fence posts instead of rebars to make a really strong trellis (p.151). I want to do this since I have pumpkin and squash growing. I don't know where to find the posts or what they look like, though. If anyone has used these and could give me some pointers, that would be great!
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Post  camprn on 7/7/2012, 5:07 pm

Lt I got mine (4 footers) at the big orange box store, in the fencing aisle; they look like this.

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Post  Lindacol on 7/7/2012, 5:52 pm

Steel posts are much less at Home Depot.

http://www.homedepot.com/Lumber-Composites-Fencing-Posts/h_d1/N-5yc1vZbzzf/h_d2/Navigation?catalogId=10053&Nu=P_PARENT_ID&langId=-1&storeId=10051

They are also called U posts or T posts(describes the shape of the end of the psot), T posts usually being stronger & longer.
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Post  camprn on 7/7/2012, 6:15 pm

Yup that's them.

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Post  Lindacol on 7/7/2012, 6:17 pm


Yes if that is the size you want. I think the 3 ft is the total length, the length above the ground would be about 2 ft. Personally I like the longer ones.
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Post  camprn on 7/7/2012, 6:22 pm

@Lindacol wrote:

Yes if that is the size you want. I think the 3 ft is the total length, the length above the ground would be about 2 ft. Personally I like the longer ones.
+1, that is why I went with the 4 footers.

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Post  LtTawnyMadison on 7/7/2012, 7:11 pm

Ok I'll get the 4'. This forum ROCKS! I'm so grateful for all the help!
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