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Post  CapeCoddess on 9/16/2017, 7:56 pm

I just priced it out and it's now $9 per trellis. Dang that inflation!
  but I buy in bulk -
Three 10 ft conduits at 2.81 a piece = two 5s, two 6s, two 4s = 2 trellises = one 5' X 4' & one 6'x 4'
2 pvc elbow connectors, Barbed = 1.21 ea
 netting  15 ft at $7= three 4' & one 3'.
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Post  trolleydriver on 9/16/2017, 8:46 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I just priced it out and it's now $9 per trellis. Dang that inflation!
  but I buy in bulk -
Three 10 ft conduits at 2.81 a piece = two 5s, two 6s, two 4s = 2 trellises = one 5' X 4' & one 6'x 4'
2 pvc elbow connectors, Barbed = 1.21 ea
 netting  15 ft at $7= three 4' & one 3'.
It's just not fair.  Wow are we getting ripped off up here.   Mad

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Post  brianj555 on 9/16/2017, 9:19 pm

@CapeCoddess wrote:I just priced it out and it's now $9 per trellis. Dang that inflation!
  but I buy in bulk -
Three 10 ft conduits at 2.81 a piece = two 5s, two 6s, two 4s = 2 trellises = one 5' X 4' & one 6'x 4'
2 pvc elbow connectors, Barbed = 1.21 ea
 netting  15 ft at $7= three 4' & one 3'.
Well I had no idea they could be made that inexpensively.  Are those mentioned above 4' wide or 4' tall. I just don't think that even 5' tall would be tall enough.  I'm figuring needing this height based on the fact that I have a determinate plant right now who's main stem is over 6' tall. ( the others are more like 5')  Maybe because of the climate down here.  I'm just thinking the indeterminates will be even taller.  Although I guess at if it's 7$ for 4' x 15' I could have two at 7.5' tall.  That wouldn't be a bad price.  See if I could make 4 of 4' x 7.5' for like $50 , that would be great. I was just figuring $100.  You do need to factor in rebar 4' (x8) and then 16 "u" clips to secure them to the bed as well. At 7.5' tall, I would need ten 10' conduits, which would also increase the cost.  How tall do your indeterminates main stem usually get?
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Post  countrynaturals on 9/24/2017, 12:13 pm

What I'm still trying to learn is to PAY ATTENTION! One of my melons "went off the reservation" and got on plain dirt instead of the wood chips it was born on. Now it's rotten on one side. Evil or Very Mad If I had been checking/turning/moving all of those guys every few days, I would not have lost this baby. Sad
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Post  donnainzone5 on 9/24/2017, 1:02 pm

You might want to carve that melon to get rid of any rotten sections.  Some of it may still be edible.

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Post  countrynaturals on 9/24/2017, 7:41 pm

@donnainzone5 wrote:You might want to carve that melon to get rid of any rotten sections.  Some of it may still be edible.

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Post  sanderson on 9/25/2017, 5:05 pm

I think we need a Sienna fix with a photo in the Garden Kitty thread. Wink

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Post  countrynaturals on 11/18/2017, 1:45 pm

I learned that late cukes, peppers, etc. are smaller than the ones that mature before it gets cold. I left them out too long, waiting for them to get bigger. The cukes got sour and the pattypan rotted on the vine. Next year I'll pick sooner, even if the fruits are only half the size they should be. Rolling Eyes
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