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
» Green Ice Leaf Lettuce
by MrBooker Today at 4:46 am

» New England January 2017
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:11 pm

» Gardening Australia
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:05 pm

» New Forum Feature
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:56 pm

» Microgreens Gardening
by yolos Yesterday at 9:45 pm

» Hi from Acworth GA
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» 2017 Burpee seeds are already on display at HD
by AtlantaMarie Yesterday at 9:38 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by yolos Yesterday at 6:49 pm

» N & C Midwest: January 2017!
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 6:14 pm

» California's Drought
by sanderson Yesterday at 5:46 pm

» Making Smoothies
by CapeCoddess Yesterday at 4:05 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:54 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by has55 Yesterday at 3:32 am

» heirloom seed companies around a lot of the world
by ralitaco 1/18/2017, 10:58 pm

» What about ink on newspaper and cardboard for mulch?
by Scorpio Rising 1/18/2017, 9:23 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by Turan 1/18/2017, 7:20 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by sanderson 1/18/2017, 4:17 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 1/18/2017, 10:22 am

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by trolleydriver 1/18/2017, 9:23 am

» Holy snow Batman!
by AtlantaMarie 1/18/2017, 8:13 am

» 2017 SFG Adventures in Hampstead, NC
by ralitaco 1/17/2017, 11:23 pm

» Daikon radishes?
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:49 pm

» Anyone want walking onions??
by Scorpio Rising 1/17/2017, 9:22 pm

» How much to plant?
by trolleydriver 1/17/2017, 2:48 pm

» January: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 2:22 pm

» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 2:00 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by countrynaturals 1/17/2017, 1:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by CapeCoddess 1/17/2017, 1:23 pm

» Some of our Gluten-free Cajun Recipes
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:34 pm

» Crop rotation
by sanderson 1/17/2017, 12:02 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Which side of bed to trellis?

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Which side of bed to trellis?

Post  bonnie0128 on 3/31/2014, 10:48 am

My bed faces SSW x NNE (so if I'm standing along one short end the upper right corner is Sounth, upper Left sorta West, lower right sorta East, and lower left North).

My new beds are going to be approx 2x10 (I'm short and have a hard time reaching in to wider beds).

I grow a lot of trellised items and tall tomatoes.  Should those items go on the sides that run North to West (ish)?  I had thought of putting the trellis on the South to East side (for asthetics and to make a fence to block out the neighbors) but then I got to thinking it might make shade for the blocks on the other side).

Does this even make sense without a picture?

Also the bed closer to the house will get more shade on the N-E end of the bed.  Am I thinking right that cucumbers or summer squash would prefer more shade than tomatoes?

bonnie0128

Female Posts : 110
Join date : 2010-03-21
Age : 40
Location : Lake Milton, OH (zone 6A)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which side of bed to trellis?

Post  camprn on 3/31/2014, 12:47 pm

@bonnie0128 wrote:
I grow a lot of trellised items and tall tomatoes.  Should those items go on the sides that run North to West (ish)?

Yes

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Which side of bed to trellis?

Post  camprn on 3/31/2014, 12:48 pm

@bonnie0128 wrote:

Also the bed closer to the house will get more shade on the N-E end of the bed.  Am I thinking right that cucumbers or summer squash would prefer more shade than tomatoes?
All of those are sun loving and require at least 6 hours of sun a day. The longer they are exposed to the sun the healthier and more productive they will be.

____________________________

41 years a gardener and going strong with SFG.
http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-weeks-until-frost

There are certain pursuits which, if not wholly poetic and true, do at least suggest a nobler and finer relation to nature than we know. The keeping of bees, for instance. ~ Henry David Thoreau

http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1306-other-gardening-books




camprn

Forum Moderator Certified SFG Teacher

Female Posts : 14040
Join date : 2010-03-06
Age : 54
Location : Keene, NH, USA ~ Zone 5a

View user profile http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t3574-the-end-of-july-7-week

Back to top Go down

Re: Which side of bed to trellis?

Post  Marc Iverson on 3/31/2014, 5:17 pm

Definitely. Last year the tomatoes and cucumbers I grew that had intense sun in the afternoon but generally six hours or less sun through most of the season grew, but were poor producers. The ones in full sun, some were from the same transplant packs I bought at a nursery, but were bigger, taller, wider, leafier, and bore far more fruit.

Sometimes it might even the case that a spot that gives you a little of your very favorite veggie might be better used to give you a lot more of something you like a little less. At least that way you can be happy with what you have there. This year I won't be growing either tomatoes or cukes in those spots I was talking about using last year. I'll find something that does better in partial shade.

Marc Iverson

Male Posts : 3636
Join date : 2013-07-05
Age : 55
Location : SW Oregon

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Which side of bed to trellis?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 4:52 am


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