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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #30 on: May 30, 2017, 12:16:10 pm »
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Bonus picture-  My kitty TJ guarding the crop!
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #31 on: May 30, 2017, 12:22:28 pm »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Newbie, matthew393. This was originally poste on June 4, 2010.

Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Full Member, Jester. This user is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia - Zone 7b.

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..

Jester,
What are you using for netting?
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #32 on: June 01, 2017, 09:12:34 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 June 26, 2010.

I am growing 4 different kinds of melons this year.  Since I didnt want to let them lie on the ground, I decided to build special trellises for them.  They are made out of wood, and are screwed together for ease of future disassembly.  They are triangular in one direction, and rectangular in another.  They have removable shelves, designed on the idea of a pergola.  The shelves can be put in whatever position that is necessary, with the idea of either letting the fruit grow while lying on the shelves, or hanging inside of net bags suspended from the shelves.  Hooks will be installed, if the net bags become necessary.

There is also a trellis net in the middle of each of the trellises, for the vines to climb on.  The shelves start about 8 inches from the top of the EB, and are 12 inches apart after that.  More shelves will be added as necessary.  The trellises are just under 8 feet tall, and are the width of the EB.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #33 on: June 01, 2017, 09:15:24 am »
Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Newbie, Hiker. This was originally posted on December 9, 2010.

A question for PaulB regarding msg dated June 26, 2010.  Did you post any specifics regarding that trellis.  The taller pieces look like 1 1/2" lumber.  Have you been satisfied with the "lateral stability"?  I have built several of the supports as designed by Larry Jenkins but would like something that would be easy to disassemble at seasons end.  Prior to experimenting with construction I was wondering if you have any up date or changes in that design and specifics about lumber and measurements.  I am thinking about pre-drilling holes and using bolts, washers and wingnuts to make take down easier.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #34 on: June 01, 2017, 09:21:43 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, cushman350. This user is located in Tomato Hell, Wichita Falls, Texas Zone 7b. This was originally posted on December 9, 2010.

Disclaimer: This was originally posted by Newbie, Hiker. This was originally posted on December 9, 2010.

A question for PaulB regarding msg dated June 26, 2010.  Did you post any specifics regarding that trellis.  The taller pieces look like 1 1/2" lumber.  Have you been satisfied with the "lateral stability"?  I have built several of the supports as designed by Larry Jenkins but would like something that would be easy to disassemble at seasons end.  Prior to experimenting with construction I was wondering if you have any up date or changes in that design and specifics about lumber and measurements.  I am thinking about pre-drilling holes and using bolts, washers and wingnuts to make take down easier.
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Suggestion. Provides more trellis sq ft.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2017, 09:24:36 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Newbie, Hiker. This was posted on December 10, 2010.

Now I do have a question.  Why did you use redwood for the 2x4 base pieces rather than something like pressure treated pine?  Looks like the length of the deck screws is 1", 1 5/8" and 3"...correct?  I was actually concerned about finding the mending plates but looked at HD today and found some for about $1.05.  Did you apply any type of protective waterproofing?



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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2017, 09:30:55 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 December 11, 2010.

Pressure treated wood is treated with creosote and sometimes arsenic.  I prefer not to have anything as poisonous as arsenic, even in trace amounts, in my garden area.  I even hesitate to use pesticides.  Cedar and redwood are both naturally water resistant without further treatment.  I did try coating some of the pine boards, which were used in another trellis, for tomatos, with Thompsons Water Seal, but found it awkward to apply.  So the boards have been left untreated for now.

Yes, I included the ruler so people could see everyone could see the lengths I used.  Unfortunately, part of the mending plates were out of the frame, as there were a few other measurements written on it.

Here in the desert, the UV levels are much higher than that in some other places, which led to the net failure.


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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2017, 09:36:10 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, gardendoc. This user is located in Ocean Springs, MS Zone 9a. This was originally posted on December 11, 2010.
Quote from PaulB on December 11, 2010.
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Pressure treated wood is treated with creosote and sometimes arsenic.

Just to point out that CCA (the arsenic containing preservative) has been restricted since the early 2000s.  The replacement ACQ preservative is arsenic free. 


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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2017, 09:39:48 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 December 12, 2010.

Thanks for that info, Gardendoc.  A good reason to be careful about using some kinds of recycled lumber.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #39 on: June 01, 2017, 09:45:11 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, joy112854. This user is located in Zone 8B Crestview, Florida (close to Pensacola). This post was originally posted December 22, 2010.

Jester:  That one you have if you lengthen it a bit and then slant it, would be great for cucumbers.  You could teach them to climb up the slanted trellis by tying them to it and it would keep them off the ground.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #40 on: June 01, 2017, 09:49:59 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, MotherDragon. This user is located in Spring, TX - Suburban Houston, TX. This post was originally posted on April 14, 2011.

My husband built a raised support for my EBs and used (8) 2 x 4s and plastic mesh netting from Lowes to make a trellis. It worked so well that this year he built another set of supports and ran the trellis full-length. The raised bed makes it easy for me to pick my feast and keeps the plants off the ground and farther away from pests.


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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #41 on: June 01, 2017, 10:00:06 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, joy112854. This user is located in Zone 8B Crestview, Florida (close to Pensacola). This post was originally posted April 17, 2011.

Paul: Have you tried mason twine, it's pretty strong! I put my EB on podiums, then used stakes (2" x 2") and about 8 ft long, pounded into podiums that hold about 5 EBs across, and used 4 stakes each side of the podium, which I had drilled screws a few of them into the bottom of each stake, then used mason twine tied around all of the stakes for my maters. Worked real well last year, only last year I used regular garden twine which kept breaking, now this mason twine, it should hold!
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #42 on: June 01, 2017, 10:02:37 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 17, 2011.

Mason twine rots in the strong UV rays that we experience here in the desert. Even 1/4 inch nylon rope will rot to breaking point in a years exposure, as I found out to my surprise.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #43 on: June 01, 2017, 10:03:54 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, joy112854. This user is located in Zone 8B Crestview, Florida (close to Pensacola). This post was originally posted April 19, 2011.

Paul:  EEks, I didnt know that!  Of course the mason twine is cheaper than garden twine which disappears in no time in FL weather.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2017, 10:10:35 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, movrshakr. This user is located in Zone 10a- near Cape Canaveral. This was originally posted on June 6, 2011.

I use a single cattle panel supported vertically. I have not seen a problem with the metal burning the plants. It=is=a bit heavy, but works extremely well once installed. I do kind of wonder if you would need both sides paneled in your arrangement...maybe so.

My panel is essentially straight up above the plants (well, offset a few inches to the rear). I use stretchy garden tape or garden twist tie thingies to attach 1/2 to the wires of panel.