Square Foot Gardening Forum

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.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Feedback for my 2017 garden plan
by yolos Today at 2:13 pm

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by Turan Today at 1:24 pm

» Sad News from Jimmy Cee
by Turan Today at 1:04 pm

» Happy Birthday!!
by trolleydriver Today at 12:58 pm

» Some of our recipes
by Cajun Cappy Today at 12:51 pm

» Hola from Southern Ecuador
by Cats Today at 11:51 am

» Cover Crops??
by camprn Today at 11:20 am

» Crop Rotation Involving Nightshades
by camprn Today at 11:16 am

» Crop rotation
by camprn Today at 10:55 am

» Winter Sowing vs. Winter Growing
by camprn Today at 10:31 am

» CHALLENGE - Smallest possible footprint
by BeetlesPerSqFt Today at 10:03 am

» Anyone want walking onions??
by RoOsTeR Today at 7:43 am

» My rapini is scaring me
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 10:42 pm

» Creamy Basil Pesto
by MeghanSTL Yesterday at 10:35 pm

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing January 2017
by trolleydriver Yesterday at 9:49 pm

» Show us your kitchen compost container
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:17 pm

» who has chickens
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 9:05 pm

» Zera (TM) Food Recycler - kitchen composting
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 8:04 pm

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by sanderson Yesterday at 1:35 pm

» "Virtual" Roadtrip of the Desert and Old West
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:39 am

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:33 am

» What I learned this year
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 11:32 am

» Mustard recipe
by llama momma Yesterday at 8:24 am

» Weather Warning - Middle South
by MrBooker Yesterday at 8:18 am

» Gift Amaryllis
by Kelejan 1/14/2017, 1:44 pm

» My Shreveport Garden 2017
by Cajun Cappy 1/14/2017, 1:11 pm

» What Gets Your Goat
by Scorpio Rising 1/14/2017, 11:28 am

» 2014 2,000 Square Foot Garden
by Scorpio Rising 1/14/2017, 11:26 am

» California's Drought
by Scorpio Rising 1/14/2017, 11:04 am

» green peas
by newbeone 1/14/2017, 1:32 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  moswell on 3/14/2012, 8:33 pm

gwennifer wrote:About hula hoops - I'm a little bitter so must vent. A while ago boffer told me about a lady who'd made her covered garden using colorful hula hoops instead of the pvc pipes. I looked them up and they were gorgeous. So my daughters and I have been to every store we can think of. They do not make pretty hula hoops like that anymore! Nowadays all the hula hoops are either electronic with music and flashing LED's, or they are a plain color that is wrapped in holographic or licensed character stickers. Either way, not suitable for cutting and using outdoors. And yes quiltbea, now a hula hoop is $7-$12 instead of $3-$5. Pathetic.

Moswell, so glad to hear your knee will heal!

Hmm, a friend of mine picked one up for me to use with training my dog. It's a plain old green one with stripes - I looked up the upc number and it led me in the inevitable direction of Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Wham-Original-Hula-Hoop-Three/dp/B004PBYYWK

If you're buying other stuff from them anyway, maybe you can get free shipping. Also, did you try a dollar store or a Five Below?

moswell

Female Posts : 361
Join date : 2011-04-28
Age : 40
Location : Delaware County, PA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  TN_GARDENER on 3/15/2012, 7:08 am

The irrigation pipe tubing can also work for lightweight support of row covers.

It's pretty cheap, and if you've ever bought a roll, you probably have a few extra feet.


TN_GARDENER

Posts : 228
Join date : 2011-06-16
Location : TN

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  GWN on 3/15/2012, 10:59 am

just a question about the hula hoops.. Perhaps a dumb ?
Do you bury half of them or do you cut them in half?

GWN

Posts : 2719
Join date : 2012-01-14
Age : 60
Location : british columbia zone 5a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  gwennifer on 3/15/2012, 12:44 pm

Very sweet of you all to try to find me some pretty hoops. I've already tried all the options you've suggested, plus every sporting goods store in town, and the Target/Wal-Mart/Fred Meyer stores as well. Weighted sports hoops, LED hoops, and tacky stickered hoops is all I could find. Here is the original thread:http://squarefoot.creatingforum.com/t1843-my-sfg-using-hula-hoops-for-net-support

And here is the pic I was inspired by:



But you know, this lady that posted this lives in Ireland!

(The Amazon option is bulk orders of assorted colors, and not shipped through Amazon so no free shipping regardless. There was one free shipping Wham-O hoop, but "colors may vary" and it was fourteen bucks for just one!).

GWN - not a dumb question. It's actually one hula hoop per garden hoop. So you make one cut and spread it open.

gwennifer

Certified SFG Instructor

Female Posts : 1413
Join date : 2011-05-11
Location : Vancouver, WA

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

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  shannon1 on 3/16/2012, 1:02 am

moswell wrote:Off topic a bit, but for those that cared, I do not have a torn ACL (or at least, if there's a tear it's so miniscule it doesn't show up on the MRI). Just some strains to the ligaments, some bone bruising, and some swelling, all due to the patella dislocation. This makes me very, very happy. To bring it back on topic, it means that this weekend I will attempt to set up my trellis (and probably mix up some Mel's Mix)! Very Happy
I knew you'd be OK:D

HULA HOOPS small ones at the dollar store might be good for a may poll type trellis.

shannon1

Posts : 1697
Join date : 2011-04-01
Location : zone 9a St.Johns county FL

View user profile

Back to top Go down

DIY Freestanding Trellis

Post  Luci Dawson on 3/16/2012, 6:38 pm

Lowe's online has full directions with step-by-step pictures for building an unusual Freestanding Trellis.




Luci Dawson

Female Posts : 267
Join date : 2011-09-07
Age : 74
Location : Albuquerque, NM (7B)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  AvaDGardner on 3/21/2012, 12:55 am

That is so beautiful!

Pricey, but beautiful!

Thanks for the link.

AvaDGardner

Female Posts : 631
Join date : 2012-02-17
Location : Garden Grove, CA (still Zone 10b)

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  morganfam7 on 3/21/2012, 1:50 am

Luci Dawson wrote:Lowe's online has full directions with step-by-step pictures for building an unusual Freestanding Trellis.

That's really pretty! Thanks for sharing the link.

morganfam7

Female Posts : 111
Join date : 2012-02-29
Location : Grand Prairie zone 7b/8a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: what kind of trellis do you use and why?

Post  Sponsored content Today at 2:14 pm


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

Page 3 of 3 Previous  1, 2, 3

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


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