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Old 17-06-2005, 01:36 PM
 
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Those tiny little plants are growing every day and maybe I didn't
plant them far enough apart. I wonder which plants, other than
tomatoes, would benefit from the tomato conical cages? Going or
growing up would three demensionally give me more space. What about
peppers? I staked them but should I also put cages round them? I
think zuchinni and eggplant might be to heavy to grow vertically. I
planted the cucumbers near the fence, so they should climb and be
somewhat out of the way.

Do you put stakes in for Rosemary plants?



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Old 17-06-2005, 11:16 PM
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You can grow squash, cucumber, melons.. vine plants in general as long
as you provide some means of support. One recommended support (? from
Bob Thompson of The New Victory Garden?) is used pantyhose; the fruit
is cradled in the toe/foot area. Strong and lightweight, etc.

My tomato cages are industrial strength, i.e. concrete reinforcing
wire. Tomatoes are up to my shoulder as of today (zone 5 Iowa).

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Old 18-06-2005, 01:39 AM
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gonzo wrote:
You can grow squash, cucumber, melons.. vine plants in general as long
as you provide some means of support. One recommended support (? from
Bob Thompson of The New Victory Garden?) is used pantyhose; the fruit
is cradled in the toe/foot area. Strong and lightweight, etc.

My tomato cages are industrial strength, i.e. concrete reinforcing
wire. Tomatoes are up to my shoulder as of today (zone 5 Iowa).


Tromboncino zucchini is a vining type. It will do fine on any reasonably
strong trellis. No need to support the fruit, it hangs on strong stems.
The fruit get up to three feet long but I usually harvest it at about
half that. It is long and slender with a bulbous area on the blossom end
that some times turns up, giving it it's trombone resemblance. All the
seeds are in the bulbous end leaving the long main section solid flesh.
Picture and ordering info:
http://www.territorial-seed.com/stor..._P2395C155.cfm

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Old 18-06-2005, 04:46 AM
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I stake my pepper plants cuase they will fall over when heavy with
fruit. A cage seems uneccessary.

Cages worked great for spaghetti squash, cucumber, green beans, and
all tomatoes. I did cage(3' high) zucchini and it grew upward, but the
leaves are just so big that it still spreads out far beyond the cage.
This year I have them by the back hedge so they can sprawl about at
the edge of the garden some.

The conical cage should work very well for green beans or cukes.

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Those tiny little plants are growing every day and maybe I didn't
plant them far enough apart. I wonder which plants, other than
tomatoes, would benefit from the tomato conical cages? Going or
growing up would three demensionally give me more space. What about
peppers? I staked them but should I also put cages round them? I
think zuchinni and eggplant might be to heavy to grow vertically. I
planted the cucumbers near the fence, so they should climb and be
somewhat out of the way.

Do you put stakes in for Rosemary plants?


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"gonzo" wrote:

One recommended support (? from
Bob Thompson of The New Victory Garden?) is used pantyhose; the fruit
is cradled in the toe/foot area.


I wonder if anyone sells used pantyhose at a reasonable price with
reasonable shipping?
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Old 18-06-2005, 06:30 PM
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I am sure EBay has some...

John!

Daniel Prince wrote:
"gonzo" wrote:


One recommended support (? from
Bob Thompson of The New Victory Garden?) is used pantyhose; the fruit
is cradled in the toe/foot area.



I wonder if anyone sells used pantyhose at a reasonable price with
reasonable shipping?

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Old 18-06-2005, 07:59 PM
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Daniel Prince wrote:

"gonzo" wrote:

One recommended support (? from
Bob Thompson of The New Victory Garden?) is used pantyhose; the fruit
is cradled in the toe/foot area.


I wonder if anyone sells used pantyhose at a reasonable price with
reasonable shipping?



I picked up a whole bag full for $1.00 at a yard sale last year. I
also use them to tie up plants that want to go the wrong direction.

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GA Pinhead wrote:

I am sure EBay has some...


I searched for "used pantyhose" on ebay and found nothing.

Daniel Prince wrote:
"gonzo" wrote:


One recommended support (? from
Bob Thompson of The New Victory Garden?) is used pantyhose; the fruit
is cradled in the toe/foot area.



I wonder if anyone sells used pantyhose at a reasonable price with
reasonable shipping?


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