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Post  dixie on 6/30/2011, 5:29 pm

10 foot pole beans on a 5 foot cattle panel trellis. They are a tangled mess, up and over the trellis & down the other side. And although I picked several pounds of beans from them and they were still going strong with lots of blooms, I pulled them up today. I will start more corn there since my first section is almost gone (super yummy too). I'll plant some more bush Roma beans where the cabbage was.

It's just SO HOT I dread getting out there & working.

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Post  milaneyjane on 6/30/2011, 5:35 pm

uh oh. Next year you will have to arch the panels Smile I am a little worried because I planted my opalka tomato on the 5 foot cattle panel, but I don't know how tall they get here in MN. I figure if all else fails I will have to had something to the top of the panel.

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Post  dixie on 6/30/2011, 6:03 pm

I'll stick with bush Roma since we like them too.

Opalka's are indeterminate and grow quite big, but they should be fine as long as you keep them tied up. I sometimes have to "top" mine when they get too big. I have some plants that are as tall as my corn, but they are braced against the corn, so I guess I'll leave them to see what happens.




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Post  Kelejan on 6/30/2011, 6:18 pm

Dixie: What tiime of day do you work in your garden? I find that this time of year I wake up so early, about 5:30am and get up at once and do things. A beautiful time of day.

The trouble is that I fall asleep in the afternoon, but that's OK as I am semi-retired.
Then I get another active spell about 7pm. At the time of day you have all the world to yourself except for the birds going about their business of raising their chicks.

I appreciate it when you say ten-foot beans on five-foot poles. I have six-foot snow peas on 3ft trellis. Didn't know they grew that high. All a good learning experience for next year.

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Post  camprn on 6/30/2011, 6:21 pm

@dixie wrote:10 foot pole beans on a 5 foot cattle panel trellis. They are a tangled mess, up and over the trellis & down the other side. And although I picked several pounds of beans from them and they were still going strong with lots of blooms, I pulled them up today. I will start more corn there since my first section is almost gone (super yummy too). I'll plant some more bush Roma beans where the cabbage was.

It's just SO HOT I dread getting out there & working.
LOL, Dixie I know your pain! I am putting up an 8 ft trellis and I know the beans are going to be at least 13 feet long. For my gilberties, which are similar to olpaka, I built a 9.5' tall over head trellis this year, fingers crossed this works better than last year's propping mess.

I wish I could send you cooler weather. I remember hearing tales of how my grandma had lights installed out back of her house so that when it got too hot she could do her gardening at night. The upstanding Bostonian neighbors thought she had gone around the bend. Wink

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Post  dixie on 6/30/2011, 6:43 pm

Lights sound like a great idea! I only work outside in the early morning or late evening when it is shaded & "cool", but it is just so humid here. It's supposed to be near 100 this weekend and I have a family reunion to attend that is being held OUTSIDE. I'll have a migraine for sure.

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Post  BackyardBirdGardner on 6/30/2011, 7:40 pm

Y'all need one of those things that fits around your neck and has an internal solar-powered fan in it....along with circulating ice water. I saw one on the net a few years back. Seems like there's nothing to lose this weekend.

Happy 4th, all!

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Post  sistabelle on 7/1/2011, 3:01 am

you still have time to plant corn and bush beans?

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Post  Barkie on 7/1/2011, 4:48 am

Dixie might building a Munty Frame help? If you google it you'll find some pics on one of the British garden forums. Beans are grown up the short side and across the top. Might provide some shade where it is needed.

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Post  dixie on 7/1/2011, 9:13 am

Thanks for all the ideas.

Sistabelle, My average frost date is 10/14, so I have approximately 100 days left. Ambrosia corn is supposed to mature at 75 days, Roma bush beans in 60 days. In a 4 x 8 section I planted a 2 x 8 section of corn down the center, then 1 x8 sections of bush beans on the outside squares. I found that with planting a 4 x 4 section of corn and the large size of the stalks, the ones in the center didn't get enough sun and had very few ears.

I'm still experimenting, but having so much fun.

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