Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» 1st Seed Catalog Arrived :)
by Scorpio Rising Today at 10:42 pm

» Live and learn
by Scorpio Rising Today at 9:01 pm

» Garlic: Freeze, thaw, and heave
by bigdogrock Today at 5:55 pm

» New England, December 2016
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 5:52 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 2:42 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 2:08 pm

» AtlantaMarie's Garden
by countrynaturals Today at 2:04 pm

» Tomato Tuesday 2016
by countrynaturals Today at 2:01 pm

» N&C Midwest: December 2016
by sanderson Today at 1:44 pm

» Mychorrhizae Fungi
by audrey.jeanne.roberts Today at 1:28 pm

» December 2016 Avatar: Show your Winter Season Colors!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:17 pm

» SFG not giving the results I expected
by No_Such_Reality Yesterday at 7:21 pm

» New Member
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 4:14 pm

» Mid-Atl - Dec 2016 - Seed Catalog ?
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 12:32 pm

» First season SFG results / lessons learned
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:36 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing December 2016
by Kelejan Yesterday at 9:46 am

» Mid-South: December 2016
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:39 am

» Eat Broccoli Leaves? Brussels Sprouts? Cauliflower?
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:55 am

» Winter's Coming!
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:53 am

» Dry versus fresh spices to infuse vinegar
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:50 am

» 2016 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:28 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 5:46 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by MrBooker 12/2/2016, 5:17 pm

» Blanching and Freezing Vegetables
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:59 pm

» Your Christmas wish list?
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:29 pm

» SFG Adventure of a first time gardener in ND
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 4:14 pm

» Second Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 12/2/2016, 2:59 pm

» Fusion Life Brands Power XL pressure cooker
by CapeCoddess 12/2/2016, 2:39 pm

» Asia Region -Showcase of Gardens - Show Us Yours
by sanderson 12/2/2016, 2:14 pm

» December: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 12/2/2016, 1:13 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

okay for vertical support to lean against wall?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

okay for vertical support to lean against wall?

Post  whompy on 4/2/2013, 11:51 am

I was planning on following the directions for building the vertical support from Mel's book (pound rebar into ground, fit conduit over it, etc.) for my first SFG. My SFG will be 5 X 2 so I can grow watermelon, squash, and cucumbers on it. If they do well, then I know the weight of the fruit will get quite heavy, and I was a little concerned about the support falling over.

Because of space issues in my yard, my SFG will be relatively close to the side of my house. So I thought, instead of having the vertical support be 90 degrees like in the book, and risk it falling over, why not intentionally lean it against the house? That way, there's no way if could fall over. It would probably be leaning at approximately 70-75 degrees against the house.

Those of you with more experience with this sort of thing- is this a bad idea? Are bad things going to happen to my garden if I try this?

Thanks for your help and advice!


whompy

Posts : 15
Join date : 2013-04-02
Location : illinois

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: okay for vertical support to lean against wall?

Post  H_TX_2 on 4/2/2013, 11:58 am

I don't see any problems with your house or your garden by leaning the vertical support lean against your house. The problem might be harvesting something in the back middle of your 5x2 bed that is now growing up and away from you. If you will have room to walk between the SFG and your house then this would not be a problem otherwise you will be leaning over pretty far to reach the plants.

H_TX_2

Male Posts : 288
Join date : 2011-12-08
Location : Houston, TX

View user profile

Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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