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Old March 8, 2017   #2
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Hi there, cucumbers outdoors should be ok because I don't think they will get very heavy or tall in this situation but climbing beans grow very fast Easily 8-10 feet and are much heavier than you might think. They need a wide base of support to support the weight.
Tall snap peas too can get heavy but not as tall or heavy as beans so may be a better option for your trellis. Guy wires and tent pegs would keep it from going over in a wind once plants are on it they catch the wind like a sail. The design is cool and would work well up against a fence or wall but not free standing without significant bracing I don't think.
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