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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #15 on: May 30, 2017, 10:23:04 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, Jester. This user is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia - Zone 7b. This was originally posted on April 19, 2010.

Heres a picture of my Trellis after two were built...

I have a framing for a third that I didn't end up meeting last summer, so I'm going to finish building that one this week..

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #16 on: May 30, 2017, 10:25:09 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Guest, cushman350. This was originally posted April 19, 2010.

Hows the wood holding up? Did you treat it?

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 10:27:21 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Hero Member, Tania. This user was originally located ~__~ So Cal / Zone 10. This was originally posted on April 19, 2010.

Very cool!  But just one question!... How you gonna reach your veggies all the way up there?  Are you very tall? lol!
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2017, 10:30:16 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, Jester. This user is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia - Zone 7b. This was originally posted on April 19, 2010.

The wood has held up pretty well since last summer.  We have even had a lot of snow this winter...  I did not treat the wood with anything.  There was debate on what to use and with the wood being cheap I fugues if it last a few years then Im ok with that.  Hahahaa

Im about 6-0" and have no problems harvesting... Hahahaa... My neighbors did pull me aside and ask what I was doing in the backyard because the tops of the trellis are visible from the street... Hahaaa

2nd year and still obsessed with Earthboxes...
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2017, 10:31:31 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Hero Member, Tania. This user was originally located ~__~ So Cal / Zone 10. This was originally posted on April 20, 2010.

lol! Thats great! So clever!  Please do post a picture of your trellises once they are covered up! 

I need to come up with something to hold up my zuccnini plants, instead of staking them up. Id rather use a rope or twine to hold them up, tying them to a stake can be a challenge.


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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2017, 10:33:33 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Guest, cushman350. This was originally posted on April 20, 2010.

Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Hero Member, Tania. This user was originally located ~__~ So Cal / Zone 10.

lol! Thats great! So clever!  Please do post a picture of your trellises once they are covered up! 

I need to come up with something to hold up my zuccnini plants, instead of staking them up. Id rather use a rope or twine to hold them up, tying them to a stake can be a challenge.




Sounds like you need a pvc structure over your boxes to tie to and do exactly that.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2017, 10:56:47 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 May 6, 2010.

Here is my latest trellis.  This is made out of pine that has been waterproofed with Thompsons Waterseal.  The support is made out of a piece of hog wire that I found here on the property. 

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2017, 11:10:57 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Full Member, johnthomasc3. This user is located in Morganton, NC Zone 7-8. This was originally posted on May 13, 2010.

I have another thread that I posted this previously, but I thought I would add to the collection.  Many great ideals here.  This is indestructible, except for a tornado.  It is hard to see the cutouts for getting the tomatoes, but they are there.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2017, 11:17:24 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Full Member, croven. This user is located in Dallas 8a 16 boxes AWS. This was originally posted on May 16, 2010.

here is the design i made for my tomatoes. I don't have much of a backyard and I am tiring to not to kill the grass so i found some cheap lawn more wheels and made it mobile.  I was going to paint all the PVC but it was taking too long and the plant was growing to fast. I barley stuffed it in there as it was. I am currently looking for a good "pole holder" to attach to the cart on ether side so i can anchor it with some re-bar.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2017, 11:28:08 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Full Member, jim1016. This user is located in Houston, Texas, Zone 9. This was originally posted on May 24, 2010.

  Here is a low-key solution to a problem I encountered. I need to add 18" or so to an existing EB staking system. I just happened to have all the material (I collect stuff) on hand to do this. When Hurricane (fill in name of hurricane here) hits this will be in Arkansas but until then, its doing an OK job.
     I sawed a kerf in 1/2" PVC pipe about 2-1/2" long and clamped it with a 1" SS hose clamp.
Jim
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2017, 12:02:04 pm »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Jr. Member, country79. This was originally posted on May 26, 2010.

Well always trying to be different, and so far not to bad.   I took these A frames and made them Vs .

what do you all think?
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2017, 12:04:23 pm »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Jr. Member, country79. This was originally posted on May 26, 2010.

and now the pic
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #27 on: May 30, 2017, 12:07:05 pm »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Hero Member, Deb. This user is located in The Pacific NorthWET - Sunset - W. Climate Zone 6. This was originally posted on May 26, 2010.

That makes a whole lotta sense to me.

Deb
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #28 on: May 30, 2017, 12:11:56 pm »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Full Member, johnthomasc3. This user is located in Chapin, SC - Zone 7. This was originally posted on May 27, 2010.

Updated Photos.

The reason I like my cage system is:
1) Once made, it can be used for years without any additional netting, or support.  There is no wood to weather, rot, break and no hardware that will fail.

2) Face it, tomatoes get huge and try to bush out everywhere. This puts a great deal of weight to the outside perimeter of the EB.  You can see from the photos that my plants are over halfway up the cage and will continue almost to the top. Once installed I do not have to do any other maintenance to the plant to prevent damage.

3) Once a plant gets a certain size, the box should not be moved due to the fact the branches will break with the weight of tomatoes.  I let some of the branches grow outside the cage. 


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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #29 on: May 30, 2017, 12:12:57 pm »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Full Member, johnthomasc3. This user is located in Chapin, SC - Zone 7. This was originally posted on May 27, 2010.

Updated Photos.

The reason I like my cage system is:
1) Once made, it can be used for years without any additional netting, or support.  There is no wood to weather, rot, break and no hardware that will fail.

2) Face it, tomatoes get huge and try to bush out everywhere. This puts a great deal of weight to the outside perimeter of the EB.  You can see from the photos that my plants are over halfway up the cage and will continue almost to the top. Once installed I do not have to do any other maintenance to the plant to prevent damage.

3) Once a plant gets a certain size, the box should not be moved due to the fact the branches will break with the weight of tomatoes.  I let some of the branches grow outside the cage. 

Continued
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