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Post  sherryeo on 4/10/2011, 12:01 pm

Hi guys,

I posted something about this yesterday, but nobody ever replied. Sad So I'm going to try again cause I'm probably going plant-hunting in a while. When you have the four squares to the north of the box, with a trellis, and want to plant some climbing veggies there - should you plant all 4 squares with climbers (tomatoes, cukes, squash, runner beans, etc) or would that crowd the trellis too much? And if you should only plant 2 of the squares with climbers, what would you plant in the other 2 squares - any reason to choose one veggie over another for that? Any ideas/opinions? Thanks for any adivce. Smile
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Post  walshevak on 4/10/2011, 12:10 pm

I plan to plant all four squares with a climbing vine. 1 box will have 4 tomatos, another box 4 pole beans and another box 2 cherry tomatos and 2 cukes.

Based on what I've seen in other threads, 4 climbers is normal for sfging.

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Post  sherryeo on 4/10/2011, 12:31 pm

Thanks for the fast reply, walshevak. I'm going to the plant store later today and really wanted clarifcation. I finally have my first box ready for planting. I planted 2 squares of bush beans yesterday. cheers I just have to fix the grid for the other (gotta get more lath) and will be ready to plant it, too. I'm so excited to be getting to the fun part.

Glad to hear you can plant all 4 squares with runners - that's what I was hoping to hear. Does anybody have opinions on whether to plant all 4 north-side squares with the same climbing veggie or whether you can really confuse the insects by mixing different kinds? We really have to fight the insects big-time here in the hot, humid Mississippi coast, so anything that will help is worth trying - except putting chemicals on the veggies I plan to eat. The stink bugs just decimated my tomatoes last year in my conventional garden. Other bugs are bad here, too.

Thanks much.
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Post  elliephant on 4/10/2011, 12:34 pm

What kind of climbing (vining) squash are you planning on? That's the only one I see being a potential problem. I'm beginning to think the 2 kinds I'm growing this year both really could use a whole trellis to themselves.

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Post  sherryeo on 4/10/2011, 12:47 pm

Hi elliephant,

I'm not real sure about the squash - zuchinni, maybe, never done that. I haven't really made up my mind for sure about the squash. I usually grow the yellow crookneck squash, but I don't want to have to devote almost a whole 4X4 to it! Maybe I should just do without squash of any kind? Are they all too space-grabbing, even the climbing kinds?

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Post  dizzygardener on 4/10/2011, 2:00 pm

Do you have your All New SFG book handy? the fact page for summer squash is 227.

Mel recommend that vining squash be given 2 squares per plant. Very Happy
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Post  elliephant on 4/10/2011, 7:17 pm

I would say to definitely give the climbing ones (which are a bit hard to find, btw) at least 2 squares of air space.

For my normal bush squash I have a 4x4 occupied by 4 plants. That seems to be a good fit. I also have squash that are doing well one to a 2.5 gallon pot of MM. The leaves just hang over the sides.

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