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Post  boog1 on Mon May 02, 2011 3:07 pm

question ?? has or did anybody have a problem with wind blowing over your plants?? the place i have mine set up is not eggzacly in a "perfect" spot the wind that blows between the neabors house and garage has a tunneling effect. abet its the best place for the optimum amount of sunshine. any ideas or advice would b appecated
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Post  walshevak on Mon May 02, 2011 3:22 pm

I have a similiar problem. I used to tie the umbrella to the deck rail or it would sail away. However, none of my plants seem to be affected. Even the climbing peas went through the 60+ mph winds that struck during the last tornado warnings. Not a pea plant lost. Granted, I'm expecting the tomatos to be much higher and all bets are off if a hurricane comes through this fall.

Here is what happened before I did a better job of securing my bed ( and before it was loaded down with MM and water)



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Post  boog1 on Mon May 02, 2011 4:46 pm

the bed i dont think i'll a problem with i used a t-post on the west side of the box beat it into the ground and screwed it to the side of the box.its the plants i'm worryed about.

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Post  Furbalsmom on Mon May 02, 2011 7:02 pm

Living on the Southern Oregon Coast, we have lots of wind. Often we will have 45, even 60 mph gusts.

So far, plants in my table top have had no problems with being blown over. If you have a problem, or anticipate one, you can use chopstick skewers or small wire support cages ( see page 77 ANSFG) to hold up plants like broccoli, eggplants or peppers before they get tipped.

Trellised peas and beans did well, along with trellised cucumbers.

Taller plants with heavier fruits will require more stabilization, but that is regardless of whether they are in the ground or in a table top. Last year my tomato plants were all in 5 gallon buckets, with stakes, cages and velcro plant wraps. Again, no problem.
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Post  shannon1 on Tue May 03, 2011 12:59 am

You could add plastic sheeting or shade cloth to the windy side using arches as supports for a wind break if it becomes a problem.
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