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Growing cantaloupes vertically-a little differently this year.

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Re: Growing cantaloupes vertically-a little differently this year.

Post  has55 on 4/23/2016, 2:16 am

this may be helpful. It look like a picture from LDS Prepper youtube channel. This is where I got the idea to do something different with growing vertically. I 'm not as aggressive as he is with this technique. Still in the Journey on this project.



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Post  sanderson on 4/23/2016, 2:34 am

It looks like it is set up for a double V-set for pole beans or peas.  When finished, there will be a total of 4 vertical rows of strings.  They are tied at the top and at the bottom to a pole (?) on the ground, then back up to a horizontal string or wire down the center at the top of the T's.  Repeat.

It looks like your bed is 2' wide.  You can secure a string down the long middle of the MM with 2 screws on the wood.  Here is a photo of a one of my 2 x 4 beds with pole beans.  Well, for some reason I can't post today's but this is an old mini version of what I am trying to say.  It is totally wrong but it still worked.  My first homemade trellis.

Add: I see Has has replied. I was mainly wanting to show how I secure the bottom lines with screws instead of a pole at the bottom.

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Post  ralitaco on 4/24/2016, 2:27 pm

Thank you both for your replies.

I watched the videos Has provided and now I understand what they are doing. Instead of having just one runner from each plant, they can have 2. One straight up from the plant and then because the second string sticks out 1' from the end of the bed they can string up a 2nd runner and not be too crowded.

Because I have the pergola style top on my tall legs, I think I can do the same thing by attaching EMT to the top side of the pergola both straight up from the plants and then on the outside edge. Shopping List: 4 - 10' long pieces of 1/2" or 3/4" EMC

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Post  has55 on 8/26/2016, 6:38 pm

This is an update on using the roller hooks. They are now a permanent tool for growing my crops vertically. When I removed the cucumbers and tomatoes from line, I simply removed the tomatoes hooks from the stem and let the plant fall to the ground. I then re-rolled the line back unto the the roller hook since the lines was still good. Simple, quick and fast. I didn't have to untangle anything. At this rate one roller hook will last 7-10 years.

Also , I love how I can see the leaves very easy, get into everything when spraying and lower the plant when it reach the top. Below is a picture of my cantaloupe that still growing. You can see the length of the stem on the ground. Its been lowered several times.



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