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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #60 on: June 01, 2017, 11:06:41 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, grb1. This user is located in Zone 5b Southeastern, Wisconsin. This was originally posted on May 1, 2012.

Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Newbie, PrestonTheGrower. This user is located in Tulsa, OK Zone 6b. This was originally posted on May 1, 2012.

Has anyone tried to design a trellis utilizing a single vertical string? If so how did that work out?

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #61 on: June 01, 2017, 11:08:35 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 May 1, 2012.

That looks like it should work well.  If you need any lateral tie points, you can just run some twine.

This also could be done fitting the sturdy stakes horizontal in holes in the vertical PVC.

I like this idea.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #62 on: June 01, 2017, 11:12:27 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, cushman350. This user is located in Tomato Hell, Wichita Falls, TX Zone 7b Yeah right. This was originally posted on May 1, 2012. 

grb1,

Really innovative slide-in stakes. Well done.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #63 on: June 01, 2017, 11:18:40 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Newbie, HoustonLisa47. This was originally posted on May 1, 2012.

Hi All,

My name is Lisa and I live in Houston, Texas. Im either in Zone 8 or 9, depending on who you talk to. I live in a townhouse and started gardening last year with a 2 EBs and now Im addicted. I now have 5 EBs, 5 City Pickers and a few DIY SIP buckets of different sizes and would get more, but Im running out of space. Between my veggies and my flowers, its become a jungle, but a very peaceful one!!

I thought Id show the trellis that I made for my beans and cucumbers growing in EBs. I am a stained glass mosaic artist as a hobby and I love color, so I thought Id make a decorative one and it seems to be working fine. Ive had to add to it, everything is growing like mad. So much so that you wont even be able to see it in a few weeks. Thatll change...it hasnt gotten to our normal hellish temps yet.

Here are a few pics showing the growth along the trellis....

Thanks for looking,

Lisa in Houston

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #64 on: June 01, 2017, 11:20:10 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Newbie, HoustonLisa47. This was originally posted on May 1, 2012.

Hi All,

My name is Lisa and I live in Houston, Texas. Im either in Zone 8 or 9, depending on who you talk to. I live in a townhouse and started gardening last year with a 2 EBs and now Im addicted. I now have 5 EBs, 5 City Pickers and a few DIY SIP buckets of different sizes and would get more, but Im running out of space. Between my veggies and my flowers, its become a jungle, but a very peaceful one!!

I thought Id show the trellis that I made for my beans and cucumbers growing in EBs. I am a stained glass mosaic artist as a hobby and I love color, so I thought Id make a decorative one and it seems to be working fine. Ive had to add to it, everything is growing like mad. So much so that you wont even be able to see it in a few weeks. Thatll change...it hasnt gotten to our normal hellish temps yet.

Here are a few pics showing the growth along the trellis....

Thanks for looking,

Lisa in Houston

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #65 on: June 01, 2017, 11:22:41 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, cushman350. This user is located in Tomato Hell, Wichita Falls, TX Zone 7b Yeah right. This was originally posted on May 1, 2012. 

The large concrete wire mesh is cheap and strong and handy.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #66 on: June 01, 2017, 11:30:38 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, mjb8743. This user is located in Zone 7, South Jersey, Garden State. This was originally posted on May 13, 2012.

Some folks pound rebar into the soil and just slip the conduit over it. See alternate instructions.

Ok... for one 5 wide x 6 feet (or more) tall trellis you need:

(2) 1/2" x 10 ft lengths of EMT electrical conduit (metal) (3 pcs if using rebar)
(2) EMT inside corner fittings (photo)
(2) EMT straight fittings (photo) (not reqd if using rebar)
nylon netting, 5 wide cut to about 6 long
http://www.burpee.com/product/gardening+supplies/garden+growing/garden+trellis+netting++-+5%27+x+60%27.do?search=basic&keyword=trellis+netting&sortby=newArrivals&page=1
a tubing cutter or hack saw
screw driver

1-  Cut the both conduits in half so you have (4) 5 lengths... now cut one piece in half to give you (2) 2 1/2 pieces. I got the conduit and fittings at Lowes, but Home Depot or other electrical supply will carry them. If youre real nice, they might even cut the 10 conduits to 5 so they fit in your car.   Wink

2-  Weave a 5 top section through the top of the netting and attach the 2 corner fittings.

3-  Take a 2 1/2 piece and weave it up the side of the netting, starting at the bottom of the net. Holding onto the netting so it doesnt slip off, attach the short tube to the corner fitting. Push the netting up to keep it from sliding off. Do the same thing to the other side with the other short piece of tubing.

4-  Hammer flat one end of the 2 remaining 5 pieces ( it will help it sink into the earth easier).

5-  Put 2 Earthboxes end-to end. Hammer one 5 tube into the ground a inch from the end of the EB. Measure 5 feet away, and pound the other piece into the ground. I use a piece of 2x4 to hammer on so I wont mutilate the end of the tubing. I also have soft soil, so I can go quite deep (18" or so). If you cant go that deep, you may want to cut some off the tubes to shorten them or else youll have a trellis thats way too high.

6-  Assemble the top of the trellis (with the netting still pushed up) to the legs using the straight connectors. Push the netting down, and voila, youre done!

ALTERNATE INSTRUCTIONS

1- Instead of the 2 straight fittings, buy 2 pcs rebar, either 3/8" or 1/2", 3 ft long. Make sure it fits inside the conduit.

2- Instead of 3 pcs of 5 ft lg conduit, for the sides you will need 2 pcs 7 ft lg (or whatever height you want your trellis)

3- pound the rebar into the ground as deep as you can for it to be secure, 5 ft apart centered on the 2 Earthbox ends.

4- Weave the netting sides onto the two long conduits, then attach the sides to the corner fittings on the top piece. Slip the whole thing over the rebar.

Hope this helps
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #67 on: June 01, 2017, 11:34:19 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Jr. Member, BridgetC. This user is located in Kalamta, Greece Zone 10 or 11. This was originally posted May 17, 2012.

A question for those who've built supports, cages, trellises based around PVC pipes:
What is the outer diameter, and wall thickness of the pipes you use?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2017, 11:35:44 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, grb1. This user is located in Zone 5b Southeastern, Wisconsin. This was originally posted on May 17, 2012.

The PVC pipes I use are 1"(inside diameter) SCH40 or Schedule 40. Wall thickness is 1/8" thick.
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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2017, 11:37:28 am »
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To get the longest life possible from pvc exposed to sunlight and the elements, it needs to be painted with exterior paint for plastic. Plumbers are required to do this for exposed pipe when subject to inspection.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2017, 11:40:43 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, baileyj. This user is located in Zone 7a------Annapolis, Maryland. This user originally posted this on May 17, 2012.

Is there special paint for PVC ?

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #71 on: June 01, 2017, 11:41:49 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, cushman350. This user is located in Tomato Hell, Wichita Falls, TX Zone 7b Yeah right. This was originally posted on May 17, 2012. 

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Is there special paint for PVC ?

It should be on the label if it is exterior grade and suitable for plastic. I know there are special paints for plastic door panels in the automotive application. Check for UV protection too.

http://www.pvcworkshop.com/painting.htm

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #72 on: June 01, 2017, 11:47:47 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, ladydub. This user is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia (Zone 8a). This was originally posted on June 23, 2012.

Heres my take on the A-frame trellis design. This was a joint project between my dad and I. I live in a condo so all my gardening happens at his house. He decided to secure the frame to the ground using auger stakes instead of building a base. Its mainly made out of 3/4"x3" and 3/4"x4" cedar, so the final product is lightweight but still very sturdy. The base is significantly wider than the original design floating around (about 29"), so hopefully that will work out OK. We used 170lb. polished hemp twine and (many) eyelets to create the netting. Now hopefully, Ill start seeing lots of tomatoes!! This is my first year growing with earth boxes. These boxes use the organic fertilizer and the only thing Ive added so far is a little Maxicrop and homemade compost tea (around the base of the plant - not in the water). He also sprays the yard with garlic juice/neem oil every few weeks to keep the mosquitoes down..so hopefully that helps keep the pests away and fungus to a minimum.

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« Reply #73 on: June 01, 2017, 11:49:08 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Active Member, ladydub. This user is located in Virginia Beach, Virginia (Zone 8a). This was originally posted on June 23, 2012.


Heres my take on the A-frame trellis design. This was a joint project between my dad and I. I live in a condo so all my gardening happens at his house. He decided to secure the frame to the ground using auger stakes instead of building a base. Its mainly made out of 3/4"x3" and 3/4"x4" cedar, so the final product is lightweight but still very sturdy. The base is significantly wider than the original design floating around (about 29"), so hopefully that will work out OK. We used 170lb. polished hemp twine and (many) eyelets to create the netting. Now hopefully, Ill start seeing lots of tomatoes!! This is my first year growing with earth boxes. These boxes use the organic fertilizer and the only thing Ive added so far is a little Maxicrop and homemade compost tea (around the base of the plant - not in the water). He also sprays the yard with garlic juice/neem oil every few weeks to keep the mosquitoes down..so hopefully that helps keep the pests away and fungus to a minimum.

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Re: Trellis design gallery
« Reply #74 on: June 01, 2017, 11:53:00 am »
Disclaimer: This post was originally posted by Hero Member, PaulB. This user is located in Southeast New Mexico Zone 7. This was originally posted on June 24, 2012.

Nice design, although I would replace the guy lines with wire or cable, not twine.  Hemp rots over time.  Otherwise, its a great and graceful design.