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Post  momvetkat on 3/10/2015, 12:02 am

I sm fully committed to this new way of gardening but I'm old and skeptical. Now that I have planned my garden, I keep thinking - how will a pepper plant fit into (and stay) in one square foot? And eggplants? And  nine! bush beans? I read in the book about tying something around the beans to keep them contained. I read Jimmy Cee's posts about plant cages but I'm not real handy. How does everyone keep their peppers (I'm planting a lot of peppers!) within their space and not falling over? Likewise other similar plants that "bush out". Do you stake them? I haven't seen any cages twelve inch square. I did a search and read a lot but other than making my own wire cages, I didn't find anything about this.  Thanks and I hope I am not asking questions that have already been answered.

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Post  sanderson on 3/10/2015, 1:18 am

Just addressing peppers, I stake them. When they are about 10", I also top them (pinch off) so they bush out. Peppers don't mind company! Very Happy I bought little wire fencing pieces at the 99 Cent Store to corral the onions, garlic, and bush Dragon Tongue beans. Does this help? What other plants are you concerned about?

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Post  momvetkat on 3/10/2015, 10:44 am

Yes, helpful. I am thinking of the bush beans and eggplant mainly. I already have plans for vertical support for cakes, squash and tomatoes and plan to put a large square tomato cage around my 3 corn and one sunflower squares. I will look for that fencing you mentioned. I like Jimmy Cee's cages but not sure I can make them. Thanks.

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