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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #45 on: June 08, 2017, 10:12:36 am »
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« Reply #46 on: June 08, 2017, 10:13:47 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, John. This user is located in Zone 5. This was originally posted on July 11, 2008.

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Gently guide the leaves through the netting as the plant grows. Plants with tendrils "grabbers" such as cucumbers will need some guidance to start but will quickly attach to the netting.

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« Reply #47 on: June 08, 2017, 10:15:50 am »
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Thanks to everyone for helping me. Duh! That was easy! All it took was a little common sense, and I didn't use mine. Looks great now!

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« Reply #48 on: June 08, 2017, 10:17:35 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, jer. This user is located in Zone 9 West Central Florida. This was originally posted on July 16, 2008.

I'm going to build wood frame around my tomato when it gets big enough

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #49 on: June 08, 2017, 10:19:36 am »
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I cant be the only person who cringes when I read the title of this thread.  Its been stickied forever and it still says "easy of use."  Drives me bonkers. 

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #50 on: June 08, 2017, 10:22:27 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, greenesmith. This user is located in Zone 6B NYC. This was originally posted on July 23, 2008.

thought staking system really easy - to assemble and use.  only "trick" is to tie ends of netting across open "rectangles" created when you put the poles up. then weave your growing plants in and out of it.  sturdy.  light-weight. caster wheels on staking system "base" pieces immeasurably more stable than wheels stuck right into EB.

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #51 on: June 08, 2017, 10:23:48 am »
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Burpee sells nylon netting on-line. I bought attach it to the horizontal and vertical supports using twist ties and then cut off the excess . I'm growing one celebrity tomato that is about 3 high and a grape tomato that is over 6 high. I have three vertical staking kits on the box at the moment all holding up the plants with the nylon netting. Works great!

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2017, 10:26:00 am »
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Burpee sells nylon netting on-line. I bought attach it to the horizontal and vertical supports using twist ties and then cut off the excess . I'm growing one celebrity tomato that is about 3 high and a grape tomato that is over 6 high. I have three vertical staking kits on the box at the moment all holding up the plants with the nylon netting. Works great!

How about a photo of your box/plants?

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #53 on: June 08, 2017, 10:30:24 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, divenuts. This user is located in Dunedun, FL Zone 9. This was originally posted on October 15, 2008.

Thank you to everyone for providing so much information, being new to gardening and EB I find this forum invaluable.  I purchased the staking kits with my EB, purchased the trellis netting from Burpee that Mickie recommended and I have a very basic question.  Do I tie my plants to the trellis netting or should I try and weave them thru it?  The eggplant seems too large and I don't want to damage any leaves, flowers or veggies as they grow.  Ill attempt to post pictures of my tomatoes, peppers and eggplant that I planted 3 weeks ago.  I may be over analyzing this but since Im so new to this I would appreciate any advice you can offer.

Thanks, Jeanne

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #54 on: June 08, 2017, 10:32:28 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, divenuts. This user is located in Dunedun, FL Zone 9. This was originally posted on October 15, 2008.

Here are my tomatoes, I only added 1 photo in my last post to make sure I did it right. These were planted 3 weeks ago.

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #55 on: June 08, 2017, 10:34:18 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South NJ, Garden State. This was originally posted on October 15, 2008.

Hi Jeanne

You can either tie or weave your plants for support (I do both, depending on the plant). Home Depot, Lowes, and other stores carry a neat velcro tape for tying plants. Its inexpensive, goes a long way, is reusable, and really works.

That's a nice setup you have... good luck with your new garden.
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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #56 on: June 08, 2017, 10:36:55 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, schapluk. This user is located in Orange County CA, Zone 9-10. This was originally posted on May 24, 2009.

Any news on the extension kits?  Too late to help me this year - my tomatoes have overwhelmed the existing staking kits, but curious for next year.

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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #57 on: June 08, 2017, 10:39:44 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, Woodflower8. This user is located in Herndon, VA NW of DC Zone 6b-7a. This was originally posted on May 27, 2009.

I wish they'd be green too.  I used green twine on my tomato cage staking things and they were much less obvious to passers by - useful because I'm not supposed to have vegetable gardening in the front, but its my only sun.  I put marigolds in the front of the boxes, but everything has overwhelmed them.  Ill do pics soon.
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Re: Staking Kits, Ease of Use?
« Reply #58 on: June 08, 2017, 11:02:43 am »
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 Home Depot, Lowes, and other stores carry a neat velcro tape for tying plants.

I bought some of that -- works great......and its re-usable!
I cut strips much longer than I need, so than when I remove it, save it...it will
be more versatile to use in other locations later.