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Old May 3, 2016   #76
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Hey Worth,
Here's a thought for something really quick and easy as well.. I did it for my cukes last year and absolutely loved it. Take a full length 4 gauge cattle panel (4x16'), stake all four corners and just bend and fasten it in place. I'm going to do a few more this year.. I pieced this one together with some remnants I had from the tomato cages..


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So if you use the initial 4-pole teepee pyramids that are six? foot on a side, connected at the top, and are strung on 3 sides...how many beans are you planting per teepee? What is the distribution?
I think I plated around 15 vines or so per Tee Pee.
One has struggling cucumber on it and beans.
Snails slugs and rain are killing me.

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Hey Worth,
Here's a thought for something really quick and easy as well.. I did it for my cukes last year and absolutely loved it. Take a full length 4 gauge cattle panel (4x16'), stake all four corners and just bend and fasten it in place. I'm going to do a few more this year.. I pieced this one together with some remnants I had from the tomato cages..


Looks nice are they burr gherkin?

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No they were "Mexican Sour Gherkin" http://www.rareseeds.com/mexican-sour-gherkin-cucumber/ .. got'em from my local nursery.. They were TERRIBLE lol.. I ate a few and they were bitter and unappetizing; coming from a guy that likes an occasional slice of raw lemon! They did yield nicely for the compost pile at least lol..
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No they were "Mexican Sour Gherkin" http://www.rareseeds.com/mexican-sour-gherkin-cucumber/ .. got'em from my local nursery.. They were TERRIBLE lol.. I ate a few and they were bitter and unappetizing; coming from a guy that likes an occasional slice of raw lemon! They did yield nicely for the compost pile at least lol..
Same thing two different names.
They are not meant to be eaten the way regular cucumbers are.

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You're telling me, haha! How are they supposed to be prepared, pickled?
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You're telling me, haha! How are they supposed to be prepared, pickled?
Well I was wrong but you did get the wrong seeds. they are two different critters.
The Mexican sour gherkin looks like a little watermelon and is Melothria scabra.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...f1WmABN0ldnI1w

The Burr Gherkin has spines like yours do and is Cucumis anguria.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=...nXwtUdvVGZbndw

They sent you the wrong seeds me thinks.

Yes picked and cooked.

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It was actually a seedling, perhaps the nursery received them mislabeled.. Hmm I wonder if they're decent when prepared correctly..
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Worth this tee pee is shear genius. I find that every fall the tomato cages are hard to deal with and difficult to store. So I have use bamboo tripods lashed together and I use the twine to hange the plants in late fall so that I have a few more fresh tomatoes ..... this pyramid or tee pee would be even better!

thank your for all the attention to detail when you share your latest and greatest invention.


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Worth this tee pee is shear genius. I find that every fall the tomato cages are hard to deal with and difficult to store. So I have use bamboo tripods lashed together and I use the twine to hange the plants in late fall so that I have a few more fresh tomatoes ..... this pyramid or tee pee would be even better!

thank your for all the attention to detail when you share your latest and greatest invention.




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Well thanks.

Sometimes I feel I go into too much babbling detail.

Mine are still up with nothing growing on them due to the rain and snail attacks of the spring.
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Here it is the collapsible octopus octagon bean/cucumber tepee.

I got tied up with two different women at two stores today.
One was at the spice section I was helping her buy spices to make spaghetti sauce.
The other was at the seed rack at Home Depot about gardening we must have yapped for an hour she talks as much as I do.
Well here it is the boards I am using are in the treated weather stripping wood or something. the other none treated stuff I dont know about.
This is a snap to set up and put away.
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This is really really nice Worth! You got me thinking about next years crop.
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This is really really nice Worth! You got me thinking about next years crop.
The one with the hinges and eight legs.
Make sure you read all of the information.
One way it is easy to put up the other way it is easy to take down by yourself.
Also about the soft metal the hinges are made from and how easy it is to mess them up.

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I guess I have read this thread at least four times. I think it would be awesome to make a teepee for my runner beans and morning glories, small gourds, cucumbers, ect.
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Worth, your design makes me think of something I want to try, to build a frame with hinged joints for a cold frame, to be covered with plastic sheet, then when the weather gets warm, remove the plastic, and some parts of the frame can be flipped up, and become supporting stakes for plants.

We only need 3-4 weeks of protection, but we need staking plants for several months. Workable?
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I guess I have read this thread at least four times. I think it would be awesome to make a teepee for my runner beans and morning glories, small gourds, cucumbers, ect.
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Thank you for sharing your wonderful, garden inventions !
Your more than welcome.

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Worth, your design makes me think of something I want to try, to build a frame with hinged joints for a cold frame, to be covered with plastic sheet, then when the weather gets warm, remove the plastic, and some parts of the frame can be flipped up, and become supporting stakes for plants.

We only need 3-4 weeks of protection, but we need staking plants for several months. Workable?

I think so I have thought of it too.

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