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
» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in May 2017
by Kelejan Today at 9:46 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by Greenbeard Today at 9:38 pm

» N&C Midwest: May is here! 2017
by CitizenKate Today at 9:19 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Scorpio Rising Today at 6:38 pm

» Saving cantaloupe from cucumber beetle?
by camprn Today at 6:17 pm

» Soaking seeds????? HELP
by Yardslave Today at 4:30 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by CapeCoddess Today at 3:39 pm

» Texas Dream garden 2017
by sanderson Today at 12:48 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by sanderson Today at 12:47 pm

» New England May 2017
by sanderson Today at 12:41 pm

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver Today at 12:29 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos Today at 12:20 pm

» growing corn
by Turan Today at 12:12 pm

» Strawberry protection
by donnainzone5 Today at 11:24 am

» Using Eggshells for your garden
by countrynaturals Today at 8:47 am

» Hello from St Louis
by bigdogrock Today at 7:33 am

» Planting tomatoes, cucumbers and squash back to back on wire mesh trellis.
by walshevak Today at 5:03 am

» boxes on a slope?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 4:24 am

» Rolly Pollys
by sanderson Today at 1:40 am

» Amaranth
by sanderson Today at 1:37 am

» surprising results from soil test
by dstack Yesterday at 7:52 pm

» 2017: First full year of SFGing in ND
by Robbomb116 Yesterday at 4:17 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 2:06 pm

» Hello from TN
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:53 pm

» Yard and garden Maintenance Gadgets
by yolos Yesterday at 11:54 am

» Lil' Goners
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 11:13 am

» Ground Cherries
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:59 am

» Excited to be a part of forum
by Kelejan 26th May 2017, 10:37 pm

» Double summer squash flower
by sanderson 26th May 2017, 6:45 pm

» New in NY...Hi all
by Scorpio Rising 26th May 2017, 5:44 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

Trellis veggies shading cool weather veggies

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Trellis veggies shading cool weather veggies

Post  wife1mom2 on 1st May 2014, 4:07 pm

It turns out that I want to plant a lot of veggies that need trellising (tomatoes, squash, beans) and I don't have the money to build as many boxes as I would need if I only plant them on the north side of the boxes. So, my question is... would it work to plant the trellised veggies on the north AND south side of the boxes and then plant cool weather veggies (lettuces, carrots, strawberries) in the middle? I'm thinking that once the trellised veggies get growing they can provide shade for the cool weather veggies but I'm not sure if it will be too much shade. This is my first year doing square foot gardening and only my third year (2 years of rows...ugh!) gardening at all so all help is greatly appreciated!
avatar
wife1mom2

Posts : 10
Join date : 2013-02-14
Location : Asheville

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trellis veggies shading cool weather veggies

Post  walshevak on 1st May 2014, 5:18 pm

Try putting a trellis on the West side to shade from the hot afternoon sun.  I have trellises on N, E or W depending on the bed, crop rotation and what needs to be trellised. Some beds have a trellis on two sides.   I always leave the S open.  

Kay

____________________________

A WEED IS A FLOWER GROWING IN THE WRONG PLACE
Elizabeth City, NC
Find more about Weather in Elizabeth City, NC
Click for weather forecast
avatar
walshevak

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4343
Join date : 2010-10-17
Age : 74
Location : wilmington, nc zone 8

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Trellis veggies shading cool weather veggies

Post  AtlantaMarie on 1st May 2014, 7:14 pm

Hi Wife1.  My plot is on the NW corner of my back yard.  It faces east, so everything gets a lot of sun till about 2 pm.  It's completely fenced with 2' beds around the outer perimeter.

I am able to put trellising on the south side perimeter because in my case, it won't be blocking anything.  But I'll be leaving the east side open and not trellising anything in the middle.  (Although I may try the north sides of the interior boxes next year to see what happens...)

I think it really depends on how your garden faces.

If you want to see photos, look for "Finally!  Pics of the garden!" under the gallery tab.
avatar
AtlantaMarie

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 4085
Join date : 2014-03-18
Age : 54
Location : Buford, GA - Zones 7B/8A

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

Back to top Go down

Re: Trellis veggies shading cool weather veggies

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