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Post  chocolatepop on 8/22/2010, 6:51 pm

You need your 6'6" husband to pick beans from the top lol!
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Post  camprn on 8/22/2010, 7:07 pm

HA HA, hm........... I haven't one of those. Well, as I have said before, next year I am going to do the arch trellis for the beans. I am going to have to lower my 10' trellis Shocked, even on the ladder it is too difficult to pick the beans. I am going to loosen the conduit from the U-post and prop it at an angle that will be more manageable for harvesting.
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Post  Ha-v-v on 8/22/2010, 7:13 pm

You need your 6'6" husband to pick beans from the top lol!

LOLOLOL I have 8ft trellises on one bed, try watching me dust those babies !! with a parmesan cheese thing!!! The plants are almost 12 ft. lololol And then we moved some beds, termites bad, I said well, thinking of boffer !! I want table tops eventually, Jeff said, how are you going to get your tomatoes!!! Im dying rofl
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Post  Ha-v-v on 8/22/2010, 7:22 pm

HA HA, hm........... I haven't one of those. Well, as I have said before, next year I am going to do the arch trellis for the beans. I am going to have to lower my 10' trellis Shocked, even on the ladder it is too difficult to pick the beans. I am going to loosen the conduit from the U-post and prop it at an angle that will be more manageable for harvesting.

I really like the arch trellis, with these tomatoes it would work, they just fall over and start sprouting root things. They are amazing, I will take cuttings from them tomorrow and start them for the fall. I am really going to think about a hog panel 16 ft would be nice to make a good size trellis.
I am definitely going to do something different.. well the one 8ft trellis is cool, its pvc pipe and doing well strength wise. I will leave that one. I dont know for the next ones. Im thinking individual stakes per tomato plant or something I dont know. I just know I have work to do before next spring to make me at peace. I was out hacking again today moving some beds. Wishing I had put money back for the vermiculite. I can get that Wed though, I hate waiting. lolololololol .
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Post  Megan on 8/22/2010, 7:40 pm

I made my trellises 6'-6" feet tall, on purpose. I am 6' myself and I figured the plants would go a bit over the top of the trellis, so I was hoping that would keep everything comfortably within arms' reach. THAT part worked out, except the beans and my squash collectively laughed at the trellises, and my tomatoes are about to do the same. Shocked

I've also noticed that the weight of the vines has driven the conduit down into the ground on the rebar, so they are a little shorter than they started out.
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Post  chocolatepop on 8/22/2010, 7:42 pm

I have my little step ladder, I can get some of them when on my tip toes cause they hang down. The beans are so tall! They are fighting at the top of the trellis and I am sure they will reach for the nearby tree.

I have a yellow pear tomato plant on my monster tomato trellis (with the strings) and that thing is well past the top (and it was 8ft tall) and that is with twisting. Same with my volunteer tomatoes, If I straightened them back up they must be over 15ft tall.
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Post  Megan on 8/22/2010, 7:50 pm

My beans are twisted into a monster knot at the top of the trellises. Thank goodness I only planted about 4 for each type, if I'd had full squares of 9 they'd be tangling with the rampicante! (Wait, they already are....)
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Post  camprn on 8/22/2010, 7:58 pm

@Megan wrote:My beans are twisted into a monster knot at the top of the trellises. Thank goodness I only planted about 4 for each type, if I'd had full squares of 9 they'd be tangling with the rampicante! (Wait, they already are....)
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Post  Megan on 8/22/2010, 8:03 pm

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@Megan wrote:My beans are twisted into a monster knot at the top of the trellises. Thank goodness I only planted about 4 for each type, if I'd had full squares of 9 they'd be tangling with the rampicante! (Wait, they already are....)
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My pole limas are thoroughly entangled with the rampicante. I guess I'll find out what sort of harvest I got at the end of the fall. The pole beans have been making inroads, too. I tried to get the cuke trellis down after I pulled those vines, but the beans were too quick for me.
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