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
» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by has55 Today at 12:53 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Turan Today at 12:42 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by sanderson Today at 12:35 pm

» Spraying for disease
by has55 Today at 12:34 pm

» Lil' Goners
by sanderson Today at 12:23 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Turan Today at 11:51 am

» Squash and Zucchini problems
by RC3291 Today at 11:16 am

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by kamigh Today at 10:50 am

» Hello from TN
by flowinowen Today at 8:56 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by trolleydriver Today at 8:42 am

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 11:19 pm

» Soaking seeds????? HELP
by Yardslave Yesterday at 6:30 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 5:39 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:47 pm

» New England May 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:41 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Yesterday at 2:20 pm

» growing corn
by Turan Yesterday at 2:12 pm

» Strawberry protection
by donnainzone5 Yesterday at 1:24 pm

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 10:47 am

» Hello from St Louis
by bigdogrock Yesterday at 9:33 am

» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by walshevak Yesterday at 7:03 am

» boxes on a slope?
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 6:24 am

» Rolly Pollys
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:40 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:37 am

» surprising results from soil test
by dstack 5/27/2017, 9:52 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by trolleydriver 5/27/2017, 4:06 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by yolos 5/27/2017, 1:54 pm

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals 5/27/2017, 10:59 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by Kelejan 5/27/2017, 12:37 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

Post  lbmcse on 8/6/2013, 11:16 am

Hey everyone.  I'm going to attempt to grow passionflower (passiflora incarnata), and I'm also starting some sweet pea flowers.  One option is to plant these at the base of a couple of oaks in my yard, adjacent to the tree.  I wonder if it's a bad idea to encourage vining/climbing plants to grow up trees.  Is there a downside to this?
avatar
lbmcse

Posts : 24
Join date : 2013-01-15
Location : FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

Post  lbmcse on 8/7/2013, 5:38 pm

To clarify, is it ill advised for a travelling plant to completely engulf an oak tree?
avatar
lbmcse

Posts : 24
Join date : 2013-01-15
Location : FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

Post  littlejo on 8/8/2013, 11:26 pm

I don't know if either of those plants will 'take over ' the trees. Even tho they may not be listed as a parasite, some trees just cannot handle other plants climbing in them. Here in SC, Oaks seem to be a magnet for other plants. If you see an Oak, with Wisteria or Spanish moss in them, you can just bet the Oak is going to die, maybe it's just weak to start with?
Jo
avatar
littlejo

Female Posts : 1532
Join date : 2011-05-04
Age : 63
Location : Cottageville SC 8b

View user profile

Back to top Go down

plants under oak trees

Post  aerodyne on 8/8/2013, 11:39 pm

I may be off base here, it has been decades since I was in the SE (Atlanta).  However, oaks out here in the southwest do not like watering inside the drip line, that might be needed to grow the plants you mention.

For other trees though, might be an interesting idea...

Cool 

aerodyne
avatar
aerodyne

Male Posts : 28
Join date : 2013-08-05
Location : Stevenson Ranch, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

Post  lbmcse on 8/9/2013, 6:23 pm

thanks  for the replies.   

I'll probably look to trellis the flowers differently, just wondering where.  I have no room in the 4x4 raised bed, and the other area I have doesn't get sun after 1:00pm.  The properties in my development each have two oaks.  To aerodyne, I'll have to check it out to be sure, but I think the oaks that are on the common areas have development-provided drip irrigation right at the trunk; but I could be wrong.  The ones on the individual properties don't.

Anyways my oaks are less than 12" around, and I think I'll let them develop naturally in their "formative" years.
avatar
lbmcse

Posts : 24
Join date : 2013-01-15
Location : FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

Post  aerodyne on 8/9/2013, 8:45 pm

the county put drips/bubbles on my green belt (Coast Live Oak) trees, I have apple borers as a result.  I planted more tress on my own drip line and turned it off last year, no problems.

aerodynei
avatar
aerodyne

Male Posts : 28
Join date : 2013-08-05
Location : Stevenson Ranch, SoCal

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

Post  Nonna.PapaVino on 8/9/2013, 9:48 pm

Even as we speak, I have Blue Lake Green Beans (Wright's Strain) climbing 10 feet up into a peach tree.  Still trying to figure out how to harvest the beans (extension ladder?).  Peach tree doesn't seem to mind.  Nonna

Nonna.PapaVino

Female Posts : 1437
Join date : 2011-02-07
Location : In hills west of St. Helens, OR

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Tendrils And Vines Trellised By Trees

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