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Old April 4, 2016   #46
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Put them in like this. They don't have to be long.
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You are right Worth, but these are already paid for
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You are right Worth, but these are already paid for
Well in that case use what you have by all means free is always better.
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Landscape Timbers just went on sale today http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-5-in-x-...9430/100037766 I'll be picking them up tomorrow.

Today, I'm getting the 2x6s together. Were going to rip them. The landscape timbers are 2.5x2.5.
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Landscape Timbers just went on sale today http://www.homedepot.com/p/2-5-in-x-...9430/100037766 I'll be picking them up tomorrow.

Today, I'm getting the 2x6s together. Were going to rip them. The landscape timbers are 2.5x2.5.
Salt I just went out and measured mine.
They are 2 1/2 across the flats.
They are 3 inches from flat side to flat side-thick.
And 3 3/4 inches from round side to round side.
I need some so thanks for the information.

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We worked on this project today. This morning started with our youngest son (26) helping me rip 15' 2x6s. They had to be ripped somewhat off-center because half the landscape timbers we found straight enough to use were smaller on the flat sides than the other half. I think it will look right when it's all put together.

I changed some dimensions of the project in post #44. The header is 42" wide, and the footer is 6'. It worked better with the material on-hand, and I was a little worried about claustrophobia with the top only being 3' wide. (Since Google has no idea what a header or a footer is: Basically speaking, It's 42" wide at the top and 6' wide at the bottom.)

After the ripping and cutting, there was painting the first coat on the boards. During paint drying times, I was out fertilizing the tomatoes. I had not counted how many tomato plants I planted until today. I Tomato toned countless plants and when I ran out of TT - I used 10-10-10 on the remaining tomato plants. I did not fertilize the 5 Riesentraube, VHS Cherry, and Raisedasnob plants because I want them to all grow like the VHS Cherry plants grew last year. I do have to trim them tomorrow though.

After that was more painting board and timbers. It was a very busy day that made me think of this Rush song YYZ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WddS...&nohtml5=False

There is a total of 134 tomato plants growing - not counting all the volunteers that I am going to pull up tomorrow. It was funny - in a way when I was out applying the TT and 10-10-10 in the main garden - there are two weeds growing that I need to pull or do something with. Clover which provides nitrogen and hundreds of volunteer pepper plants...

It was a very busy day. Thank God.

I'll have some pictures up in a few days as long as my health allows.
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The wooden parts are done. It's 25.5' long. The first picture shows a painted 2x6 under ground level - they are wolmanized - or as my father called them, "Marine boards".

Now, I can plant some pole beans.

I still need to put on the strings for them to grow on. We bought 235 pound test (#36) tarred setline - Trotline string. I know they need vertical line to grow on and I need to find out how far apart is preferred. I'm wondering if I should run any horizontal line? Maybe make it like a net?

Anyway, here it is
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The wooden parts are done. It's 25.5' long. The first picture shows a painted 2x6 under ground level - they are wolmanized - or as my father called them, "Marine boards".

Now, I can plant some pole beans.

I still need to put on the strings for them to grow on. We bought 235 pound test (#36) tarred setline - Trotline string. I know they need vertical line to grow on and I need to find out how far apart is preferred. I'm wondering if I should run any horizontal line? Maybe make it like a net?

Anyway, here it is

Fantastic Salt I am going to say something here that is not to be taken out of empty complement to be nice.
They really are the best looking bean pole supports I have ever seen on the internet or anyplace in my life.

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Fabulous! Nice Job, AlittleSalt!
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WOW. I am jealous
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Thank you everyone
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Very impressive Salt, awesome really! Beautiful job indeed.
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Old April 12, 2016   #58
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Way to go Robert! I'm so UTTERLY jealous!!!
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Today was a time out day for me, and I had to get a blood test done. I've been reading countless posts and threads about how far others have put the vertical lines/supports. I've read everywhere from 4" apart to 18" apart. Pre-made trellis support netting has 6-7" spaces.

The 3 varieties I have seeds for are"

Asparagus Yardlong beans - Plant 6" apart.

Blue Lake Stringless Pole - Plant 6" apart.

Cherokee Trail of Tears Pole - Plant 4" apart.

I'm thinking somewhere around every 6-10" apart seems about right? I don't know?
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Old April 13, 2016   #60
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Make it 10 inches and see what happens.
All of mine are about like that.

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