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Post  has55 on 5/4/2016, 11:05 am

has anyone use the vertical string method on peppers and eggplants? If so , do you have pictures of how to do it?


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Post  has55 on 5/4/2016, 11:21 am

this may help someone. Slightly Off the topic .



web trellis, but good info


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Post  CapeCoddess on 5/4/2016, 1:15 pm

I like that guy Tyler...he did really well on that interview with John.

I bought some rebar the other day and it was $1.69 per 2 foot lengths.  Also, I use plastic elbows as opposed to the metal ones. The plastic ones go inside the conduit rather than over the outside, and cost about $0.25 to $0.50 depending on the shape you buy.

I have never strung any of my veggies yet. Nor have I put peppers or eggplant on my trellises. Altho I have corralled peppers with chicken wire and bungee cords.
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Post  camprn on 5/4/2016, 7:37 pm

I did an overhead trellis for my tomatoes several years ago. Find video on how to trellis in a greenhouse or high tunnel. I'll take a peek to see if I can find some info for you.

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Post  camprn on 5/4/2016, 7:49 pm

In regards to pepper and eggplants (aubergine), I've found that simply staking them is all that is needed, even if the terminal tips have been removed and the plant has bushed out well and laden with heavy fruit.

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Post  has55 on 5/5/2016, 4:03 am

campers, that was a wonderful video. Thank you for posting it.

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Post  camprn on 5/5/2016, 6:30 am

@has55 wrote:campers, that was a wonderful video. Thank you for posting it.
Thanks. There are a few other videos in that series.

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Post  has55 on 5/6/2016, 11:16 am

The other videos wherever good, so I'm adding them to the post.They probably would be much more helpful in another post, but I don't know where. 




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Growing Vertical–How to Support Your Plants

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Post  has55 on 5/6/2016, 2:14 pm

trellising peppers with a string trellis.





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Post  camprn on 5/6/2016, 6:04 pm

Here's a few photos from when I had the overhead trellising system set up.






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Beautiful!  Very Happy

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Post  has55 on 5/6/2016, 10:38 pm

@countrynaturals wrote:Beautiful!  Very Happy
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You said "had",did it become to troublesome? The way you made it was very inexpensive and very attractive, which fit perfectly in SFGing.
it also looks like you beds are on top of small boulder, rocks to prevent rotting.

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Post  camprn on 5/7/2016, 7:33 am

@has55 wrote:
@countrynaturals wrote:Beautiful!  Very Happy
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You said "had",did it become to troublesome? The way you made it was very inexpensive and very attractive, which fit perfectly in SFGing.
it also looks like you beds are on top of small boulder, rocks to prevent rotting.
Thanks. Yes inexpensive. Half inch galvanized electrical conduit, the Elbows, strapping and sisal twine. Cheap. I had the system set up for few years and then switched to a Florida  weave system. Which is much less likely to girdle the plants and I can now get to both sides of the plants because they basically grow as a wall.
There is stone under the beds because there is a slight grade. Boxes are on a hill.

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Post  sanderson on 5/7/2016, 4:26 pm

Camp,  Are those wood slats going between the EMCs?  How clever you are!  I have to try them next spring!

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Post  sanderson on 5/7/2016, 4:35 pm

Last summer, tomatoes in buckets supported from over head.

This year in new table top.

Closeup of stretchy tape. A few suckers will also get their own tape. I'm already visualizing adding wood slats next summer, like in Camp's photo!

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Post  camprn on 5/7/2016, 8:31 pm

@sanderson wrote:Camp,  Are those wood slats going between the EMCs?  How clever you are!  I have to try them next spring!
Yes, it's just strapping. Cheap.

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Post  ralitaco on 5/7/2016, 10:08 pm

CampRN and Sanderson - WOW...you guys are great.

Has55, Thank you for sharing those videos. You always find some great videos. That greenhouse with the peppers was huge.

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Post  Scorpio Rising on 5/7/2016, 10:18 pm

Wow, very nice...will have to think this out!

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Post  has55 on 5/25/2016, 10:38 am

Sanderson, just saw your pictures, Awesome!!!
some pictures  using the roller hooks.

This is the pepper plant that I divided into 2 branches. on branded is string up. will applied the other string later this week when I'm off.





cantaloupes. only doing a three plants to learn how this method work. I need to cover the ground with compost and mulch.


pepper plants that been divided into two branches. On stringed and one is not. Will do later this week when I'm off.


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Post  has55 on 6/22/2016, 5:17 pm

i've extended the tomatoes plants twice. Here's pictures the first time extended.





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Post  sanderson on 6/23/2016, 8:29 am

So that's where Christmas tree balls come from! I had to enlarge to see for sure. How do you like stringing tomatoes?

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Post  has55 on 6/23/2016, 11:34 am

@sanderson wrote:So that's where Christmas tree balls come from!  I had to enlarge to see for sure.  How do you like stringing tomatoes?  
Love it!!! easy to see everything, spray, harvest and adjust for hieght. I learning about the spacing this year.
here is two of my cantaloupes. I'm not get many pollinated. Next year get the flowers going and the mason bees.





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Post  has55 on 6/28/2016, 5:40 pm

put the stocking hose on today.





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Post  Ginger Blue on 6/28/2016, 7:21 pm

Great photos!  I love that everyone's system is different.  Lots of food for thought, here... okay

Has55, where did you get the clips?

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