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
» Howdy, from Central Florida
by countrynaturals Today at 4:52 pm

» Coffee Substitute?
by countrynaturals Today at 12:32 pm

» A really, really Frugal Gardener
by countrynaturals Today at 12:28 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by brianj555 Today at 11:20 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:55 am

» Today's Harvest
by brianj555 Today at 10:44 am

» Biochar?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:40 am

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 Today at 10:36 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by countrynaturals Today at 10:28 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 5:34 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 5:16 pm

» Worm bin?
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:16 pm

» Frames for SFG Beds - Versitile PVC frames for Protection
by sanderson Yesterday at 4:10 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 3:25 pm

» Tomato Questions
by brianj555 Yesterday at 10:57 am

» California's Drought
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:04 am

» Hello from a 7b zone
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 10:00 am

» Newbie from Ayrshire, West Coast of Scotland
by plantoid Yesterday at 7:27 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Yesterday at 12:08 am

» Mels book
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 11:54 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/20/2017, 8:16 pm

» Any Strange and Wonderful Visitors? Photos please!
by countrynaturals 10/20/2017, 11:34 am

» My Compost Bin
by SQWIB 10/20/2017, 7:36 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:38 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by sanderson 10/20/2017, 3:07 am

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by LizDTM 10/20/2017, 12:21 am

» How to Grow Better Tomatoes
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:59 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:54 pm

» Helpful Beetles
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:45 pm

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals 10/19/2017, 7:41 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Vine haircuts?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Vine haircuts?

Post  desertgirl on 4/21/2010, 2:21 pm

Any reason not to do this....

Could I grow my vining plants (cucumbers,squash etc) up through cages, then wind it around the outside of the cage to help contain it? If it gets crazy, ould I cut it back to keep it under control? I would think that this might even help dirent the plan't energy to setting fruit.

Thoughts? Anyone done this? Pics?
avatar
desertgirl

Female Posts : 49
Join date : 2010-04-18
Age : 48
Location : Albuquerque,NM

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vine haircuts?

Post  desertgirl on 4/21/2010, 7:25 pm

So the only option is to trellis? How about cages?
avatar
desertgirl

Female Posts : 49
Join date : 2010-04-18
Age : 48
Location : Albuquerque,NM

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vine haircuts?

Post  new2this on 4/22/2010, 7:58 am

Lacysue,

I have a question for you (or anyone else who may know). It is concerning fruiting bushes....
I planted 3 blueberry bushes (Northblue, Northcountry) and read that during the first year I should pick all the flowers and not allow fruiting!!! Now, I applolgize if this question sounds silly, but is that considered "pruning"? Do you believe (and why?) that this theory is false also?
I have these bushes in large containers, so I was able to manipulate the soil into ideal condition for them. (my theory, or HOPE, is that they will produce better in containers due to this fact)

Also, I have read the same about strawberries....to pick the flowers until around July........???

Any thoughts on this?

Thanks,

Tonya

new2this

Female Posts : 215
Join date : 2010-03-05
Age : 42
Location : southeast MN, zone 4a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vine haircuts?

Post  lisaphoto on 4/22/2010, 8:04 am

I believe they say that about blueberries and strawberries b/c they are perennial plants. Not letting them go to fruit helps the plants get established so they will produce better in years to come. Most vegetables are annual, so they don't need a whole year to get established. I had heard that keeping tomatoes to a single vine and not allowing the suckers can be beneficial. I think though that zucchini and cucumbers come from multiple vines, and not one main one, so maybe that is why pruning doesn't help them.
avatar
lisaphoto

Female Posts : 361
Join date : 2010-03-04
Age : 36
Location : Lebanon, Ohio (near Cincinnati)

View user profile http://www.MomentsToRememberPhotography.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Vine haircuts?

Post  desertgirl on 4/22/2010, 11:14 am

That is a very good explaination. Thanks!
avatar
desertgirl

Female Posts : 49
Join date : 2010-04-18
Age : 48
Location : Albuquerque,NM

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Vine haircuts?

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


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