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Questions tagged [trellis]

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What's the difference between stacked and trellis when supporting tomatoes?

I was reading some article that said that stacked tomatoes yield less than those supported with trellis. I tried searching for images for stacked and trellis tomatoes, but I see the same type of ...
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A knot to tighten for tension on a trellis

I have a square frame and wish to run twine from the top down and then repeat that across a number of times. I would like a knot on at least one side where i can pull the tag end to make the line ...
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Should I cut concrete panel into strips, and rings with hooks, or leave it in long strips?

I've decided to build all of my trellises out of concrete panel, and was wondering if I should cut it into strips, and make easy to handle panels, and rings that hook together (at the support posts), ...
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How can I shape bougainvilleas on a trellis?

I have a trellis (Cairo Egypt) that I would like my bougainvilleas to completely cover. The trellis is 2 meters in width and 4 meters in height. I planted 4 bougainvilleas each apart by 0.5 meters. ...
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Can I use a horizontal 2x4 to brace a 3 wire trellis?

In brief - I want to use a 2x4 to resist the tension put on trellis posts ~16ft apart, rather than the other two options. I'm building a grape trellis with upright 4x4s connected by high tensile wire....
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What is this the correct name for this skinny-pergola type structure?

We're looking to grow roses onto something like the structure pictured below. We'd like to look at photos of various forms, however I don't know what to search for. Pergola and trellis give very ...
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Is there good way to train a clematis to a pyramidal trellis?

I would like train a clematis to grow on a pyramidal trellis. The first year, I tried centering the trellis over the plant and having it grow through the center, but this seems to stifle the plant ...
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Can I train a Ground Cherry to climb a trellis or something else to get it off the ground?

I've grown Ground Cherries (aka Pineapple Tomatillo) for a few years now and it always produced a neat little plant that only took a little work to gather the ripened fruit from around its base. But ...
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How can I support Birdhouse Gourds without nailing anything to my fence?

I have birdhouse gourd vines growing up my fence. I started with a river cane trellis pushed into the soil in the tubs the gourds are growing in. This initial trellis can not support the new growth. I ...
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What do you call the support post for a pothos?

I'm trying to buy a post for a potted pothos like I've seen many times, but I don't know what they're called. None of my searches have had any results. The type I'm referring to is generally square ...
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What fruit/nut/berry grows in mottled sunlight on a climbing structure?

Location: Arizona I currently have a dying dragon fruit on a climbing structure that I am going to replace. Given that this location is in mottled sunlight and has a pre-established climbing ...
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How deep should a post be in the ground, compared to how tall it's going to be above?

I have some grape plants coming in next year. My plan is to make a sort of trellis-fence to partly break up the view of the road from my yard, and of course help the grape plants vine out. What's the ...
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How would you trellis a melon plant?

I ran across someone mentioning a list of plants that could be trellised to save space in the garden. The list included plants I think make sense, like peas and tomatoes and beans. But melons were ...
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When trellising pumpkins, do I need to fertilise more heavily?

This year I decided to try trellising my pumpkins and am wondering about the impact this might have on the fruit, since the vines won't be putting down roots as they run. Does anyone have experience ...
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What size, and how far apart, should support posts for a trellis tunnel be?

I was thinking of building a trellis/vine-tunnel (not sure what it is called). Which I want to grow a variety of edibles (grapes, and maybe some northern kiwi vines) and flowers. Every species seems ...
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Should I treat freshly cut tree branches before using them as trellises?

I have a bundle of branches from a North American Maple in my yard, just cut down while pruning the tree in the spring. I'm contemplating whittling down some 2-foot-long sticks to use as simple ...
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What happens if you don't use a trellis for berries?

I hear that most kinds of berries need trellises like the one pictured below. I believe that the trellis keeps the stalks growing upright. Beyond the aesthetics, would anything bad happen if I grew ...
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Do I need to disinfect my trellis?

If my cucumber vine had a fungal infection, do I need to disinfect my trellis before using again, and if so, how?
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What's the ideal shape for a cucumber trellis/cage?

Is there an ideal or preferred shape for a trellis or cage for cucumbers? My plant is taking over my garden and I would like to get things a bit more organized. I've seen a cone type trellis where ...