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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:35:19 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, PaulB. The user is located in Southeast New Mexico, zone 7. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

Lets get more pictures posted here.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:33:11 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Guest, acanfield. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

Fantastic!  I cant wait to see the plants growing along the arch and the tomatoes hanging down.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:31:44 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Guest, cushman350. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

The only reason I mention the ladder is my experience when my toms out grew their cage, about six foot long, so they grew up, fell over, and then I had 4 feet of laid over tomato that then started sending shoots vertical for the whole length.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:30:06 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Hero Member, LavendulaFleur. The user is located in So Cal (The Valley) Zone 10. This is originally posted on April 16, 2010.

That is a really fabulous looking trellis!

Could you come over here and build one for me?

Looking forward to seeing what it looks like when your maters are going gung ho.
 

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:24:29 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, PaulB. The user is located in Southeast New Mexico, zone 7. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

I will indeed be training the plants to lie on top of the trellis, using the green plastic ties.  I do have a 6 foot ladder that I can use, but as I stand over 6 feet tall myself, I can almost reach the top of the arch.  The tree doesnt overhang the trellis.  I can prune it, but as I am renting the property, I cant remove it.  It is actually toward the northeast of the boxes, so it wont be  much of a problem.

I purchased the remesh screen at one of my local lumber and building supply companies, not one of the big box places like Home Depot.  It is for reinforcing concrete, so you might also check with a concrete supplier.

The whole idea of this design is to let the tomatoes hang down so that they are easier to pick.  A step ladder should be fine for harvesting, and the other ladder should work for training the plants.

Next year, I intend on making this into a rainbow of tomatoes, planting different colors of heirloom cherry tomatoes, one color after another.  This design can easily be added to in 8 increments by adding another panel.


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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:22:31 am »
Disclaimer:This post ws originally posted by Hero Member, Deb. The user is located in The Pacific NorthWET- Sunset - W. Climate Zone 6. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.
When you said hoop tunnel, I assumed youd put the plants inside and it would be for shade in your climate.  I just keep learning to not jump to conclusions.  ;>

So where do you find those 8x20 panels?  (she asks, although shes having trouble getting 3x16 hog panels home)   ;>

This looks good, but I think Id stretch it out a bit so I could reach the top.  I hate to pick from ladders!

Deb

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:08:29 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Guest, cushman350. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

I like it. Wont you need to "train" your vines to follow the arbor as they get out of reach. They send their shoots vertical, do you own a cherry picker?  Wink

Will that wire hold up that ladder I see agin dat tin storage building? Got scaffolding?

The tree has got to go Paul.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:05:27 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, PaulB. The user is located in Southeast New Mexico, zone 7. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.
A side view.

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Tips and Tricks / Re: Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:03:56 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, PaulB. The user is located in Southeast New Mexico, zone 7. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

A view from one end.

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Tips and Tricks / Trellis design gallery
« on: May 30, 2017, 08:56:47 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, PaulB. The user is located in Southeast New Mexico, zone 7. This was originally posted on April 16, 2010.

We have some very creative gardeners here at the EB forum.  Many have found solutions to the towering abilities of growth that an earthbox can provide.  Others are searching for these solutions.  While this thread is in no way intended to take sales away from EB of their trellis systems, it is intended to serve as a clearinghouse for the various trellis ideas that people have come up with.  With that idea in mind, I invite all of you to post your trellis ideas, plans, and photos here.  Also feel free to post links to older threads that have trellis photos in them.

I will start off this thread by posting the tomato tunnel trellis I just built.  It is made out of a single piece of 8 foot by 20 foot concrete welded remesh wire, with 6X6 inch openings.  It is held in place by 4 steel fence posts hammered into the ground.  Please note that the nylon string connecting the wire to the posts is just a temporary measure, until I can find the roll of plastic coated steel wire I have hidden away in my garage.

First of all, a view from an angle. This trellis was built specifically for a variety of indeterminate tomatoes.

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