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Post  mod on 4/11/2016, 3:21 pm

How tall should your trellis be if your growing tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, and pole beans. Thanks for any help.

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Post  yolos on 4/11/2016, 3:52 pm

Depends what variety you are growing.  My large indeterminate tomatoes grow over 8 feet high so I have 8 ft high tomato cages.  This is July 5 and they just kept growing.

In between the the two tomato plants is a cucumber on a trellis.  It looks like about 5 ft tall July 5.

I grow rattlesnake beans and they grow over 10 feet tall.  I have an 8 ft high trellis and they grow over the top of this and get all tangled together at the top.


This will be my first summer growing vining squash so I can't help you with that.  I do have an 8 ft tall trellis that I will be growing on though.

Warning - most gardeners do not have trellises this tall so someone else will probably chime in shortly with different heights.

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Post  sanderson on 4/11/2016, 11:46 pm

I have 8' trellises for cantaloupe, winter squash, and Rattle Snake beans. The 5' trellises are a little short for the Kentucky Wonder beans and cucumbers. The problem is, EMC and PVC come in 5' and 10' lengths and 10' lengths, respectively. So 5' and 8' trellises seem to be the most common. Very Happy

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Post  CapeCoddess on 4/12/2016, 10:17 am

I use a 6 foot trellis for my cherry tomatoes.  But sometimes, like last year, they grow to 15 ft. So I have to weave them down and back up thru the trellis.  Not a bad problem to have.
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Indeterminate tomatoes go on a 5 footer.  Mine don't get much taller than that.

Cukes also go on 5 footers.  They can be woven also if necessary but I don't usually have that nice problem with cukes.

Pole bean go on a 6 footer but get all tangled and bunched up at the top.  Doesn't affect the harvest though.

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