Square Foot Gardening Forum
[table bgcolor=#000000 height=275][tr][td]

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


[/td][/tr][/table]
Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 8:41 am

» What weed? is this? (with pic)
by sanderson Today at 2:57 am

» Garlic Growing Lovers
by yolos Yesterday at 10:28 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» Today's Harvest
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:48 pm

» Hello from Gilbert, AZ
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:44 pm

» Hello from West Coast Of Scotland
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:39 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:36 pm

» Ayrshire Newbie
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Does MM improve with age?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 8:34 pm

» Senseless Banter...
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:26 pm

» Butterfly Junction
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 3:55 pm

» Gardening & Homesteading Skills Summit REGISTER NOW!
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:53 am

» A great offer for a local SFG,er
by jimmy cee 10/17/2017, 8:40 pm

» Lower south Oct 2017
by brianj555 10/17/2017, 5:02 pm

» Sowing Experiment! Anyone Tried This?
by brianj555 10/17/2017, 4:50 pm

» Thumbs Up????
by brianj555 10/17/2017, 4:47 pm

» BOOK GIVEAWAY - ENDS 10/20/17
by CapeCoddess 10/17/2017, 3:48 pm

» Turan in the Western Mountains
by countrynaturals 10/17/2017, 3:37 pm

» Third Year SFG in Canada
by countrynaturals 10/17/2017, 3:34 pm

» Carrot Week 2017!
by Turan 10/17/2017, 12:01 pm

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by sanderson 10/17/2017, 12:17 am

» new greenhouse got drafted
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 8:08 pm

» Monarch Supporter
by Scorpio Rising 10/16/2017, 7:55 pm

» New England October 2017
by countrynaturals 10/16/2017, 1:09 pm

» October Avatar: Don't Fence Me In
by trolleydriver 10/16/2017, 11:45 am

» TrolleyDriver's Compost Thermometer
by trolleydriver 10/15/2017, 3:28 pm

» Leaf-Footed squash bugs
by sanderson 10/14/2017, 11:21 pm

» N & C Midwest: October 2017!
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:12 pm

» Tomato Questions
by Scorpio Rising 10/14/2017, 9:06 pm

Google

Search SFG Forum

open-mesh wire cage for red peppers

View previous topic View next topic Go down

open-mesh wire cage for red peppers

Post  bonniesherbals on 6/27/2010, 12:43 am

Help............... I was looking at my book tonight about the red peppers I am growing and Mel recommends that you make these open-mesh wire cages to support them and I can't find that information in the book. has anyone made these and have a picture they can post for me? It sounds interesting and before the peppers start growing fruit I want to figure this out.
Thanks so much.
avatar
bonniesherbals

Female Posts : 31
Join date : 2010-05-06
Age : 58
Location : ossining, ny

View user profile http://www.bonniesherbals.com

Back to top Go down

Re: open-mesh wire cage for red peppers

Post  milaneyjane on 6/27/2010, 1:00 am

Not sure. I usually haven't had to stake my pepper plants, but I still often do. I use bamboo giant upside down U shaped supports that are about 24 inches long.
avatar
milaneyjane

Posts : 420
Join date : 2010-03-18
Location : MN Zone 4

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: open-mesh wire cage for red peppers

Post  Chopper on 6/27/2010, 1:36 am

I am growing California Wonder and have yet to even stake them either. They are not terribly bushy and stay well within their square. Next year I might even plant 2 per sf. Not sure if your variety is bigger and bushier, but I would not lose sleep over it. The most I would do is use bamboo or those green plastic stakes and some of the garden tape.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 62
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: open-mesh wire cage for red peppers

Post  L&K-IL on 6/27/2010, 8:20 am

I put a small tomato cage around mine and then sacrificed another tomato cage and cut some longer rods and staked mine. it has survived several heavy storms. I used the rest of the tomato cage to make more stakes for the smaller plants. if you can get to my gallery you can see them.
Here's one example...

L&K-IL

Male Posts : 37
Join date : 2010-04-24
Age : 40
Location : Aurora, IL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: open-mesh wire cage for red peppers

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum