Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

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.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Today's Harvest
by Roseinarosecity Today at 12:26 am

» New England Nov 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:03 pm

» Birds of the Garden
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:01 pm

» Happy Thanksgiving All!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:51 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:30 pm

» Holy snow Batman!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:44 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:33 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 11:55 am

» My new compost heap
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 8:20 am

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 11/21/2017, 11:55 am

» Alternative cover to straw for overwintering strawberries.
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/21/2017, 9:38 am

» First Frost!
by brianj555 11/20/2017, 3:27 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 11:29 am

» How Many Square Feet Do You Have?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/20/2017, 8:56 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 11/19/2017, 1:16 pm

» The Winter Journey and greenhouse plastic
by BeetlesPerSqFt 11/19/2017, 11:14 am

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 11/19/2017, 11:07 am

» N&C Midwest; November Already? 2017
by Scorpio Rising 11/18/2017, 7:34 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY #5 - ENDS 11/17/17
by brianj555 11/18/2017, 4:12 pm

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver 11/18/2017, 9:26 am

» First Tromboncino female flower
by countrynaturals 11/17/2017, 5:51 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 11/17/2017, 1:59 pm

» Free lunaria seeds
by hammock gal 11/17/2017, 10:12 am

» Plastic containers / trash cans?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 10:33 pm

» Mels book
by Scorpio Rising 11/16/2017, 7:04 pm

» Mid-Atl - Nov 2017 - Warming Up AGAIN?
by sanderson 11/16/2017, 4:17 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:59 pm

» Goodbye to my SFG Raised Beds
by Turan 11/15/2017, 4:41 pm

» Pickle recipes
by sanderson 11/15/2017, 4:12 am

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!

avatar
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.
avatar
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