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Stakes larger than 6 foot

Post  bluespike on 5/22/2013, 1:29 pm

I am looking for stakes larger than 6 foot at a reasonable price. They are required for my tomatoes and also zucchini. The local nursery wants $3.99 for an 8' bamboo pole which considering I require 36 is a bit price prohibitive. Any ideas as to where I could find them cheaper or alternatives? I am in the Okanagan, B.C.
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Post  sanderson on 5/22/2013, 1:57 pm

Rebar? Comes in 20' lengths. The longer length of Electrical conduit? I don't know of anything that will get much below $4 for the lengths you need. If you find something, I'm sure we will all be interested.
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Found some bamboo

Post  bluespike on 5/22/2013, 5:07 pm

Ok have found some bamboo at fairly reasonable price (considering what the nursery wanted). I am getting 3/4" x 8' lengths for about $2 a piece. Only thing is that I have to buy a hundred. Anyone in the Kelowna area want some of them? I can't see using a hundred but am willing to let them go for the same price I got them. ($199 plus taxes for 100 - so whatever that works out to - I will need 50 so there are 50 up for grabs....
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Post  camprn on 5/22/2013, 5:55 pm

I buy the 10 foot metal electrical conduit for $2 US.

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Post  mschaef on 5/22/2013, 7:12 pm

I got a bundle of 10ft bamboo poles at Ace Hardware store for about $10. I'm going to use it to make a trellis for my pumpkins, peas, and tomatoes.
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Not in the US unfortunately

Post  bluespike on 5/24/2013, 3:16 pm

Hey Guys, great suggestions, however being in Canada we usually pay more (the electrical conduit is $5 per 10' pole) and the hardware stores here don't go above 6' for bamboo poles. Was hoping there was someone close to me in BC to share the cost on it or who knows a better deal around the Okanagan Valley
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Post  jimmy cee on 5/24/2013, 4:59 pm

What about a look in your wooded area ?
Nice straight small trees make great stakes.
I made my fence around the garden out of larger but manageable trees.
When your done, remove from the ground, keep in the air and they last quite a while.
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Post  jmsieglaff on 5/25/2013, 8:25 am

I have some Gardener’s Blue Ribbon 7 ft. Heavy Duty Sturdy Stakes--think I got them for about $3 a piece...so still not cheap, but I've been using them for about 5 years now. I use them for staking tomato and tomatillo plants--supporting the cages further and something to stake a few vines to as they out grow their cages.
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Post  bluespike on 5/30/2013, 10:15 pm

ok guys - found some at Buckerfields for $1.29 each - thanks for all the ideas though!
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