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Old June 9, 2017   #1
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well time will tell! all plants are in! now can sit back and relax! (i hope!)--lol ---tom
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Looks awesome, I hope you have a great season.
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Looks great. What varieties are you growing?
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Old June 9, 2017   #4
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atkinson-blush-brad's black heart-early girl-everrett's rusty oxheart-german johnsonbenton-GGWT-maglia rosa-cherokee purple- rebel yell-sun gold-sunrise bumble bee-sky reacher-wes--and an orange russian 117 in the ground .. lol i'll see for sure what likes or dislikes the rggs! lol---tom
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Great setup!
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Fine looking set-up and a great grow list. Many in my 'stable' of favorites especially
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Old July 8, 2017   #7
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think they'll be ok! lol
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What a great set up and your plants look great!

What do you do when the plants reach the top?
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i don't know! lol did'nt have the top T frame last year, put it up because a couple of plants tipped over, lol i had wooden poles last year and they snapped,.that's why i got them green ones sticking through holes in 2x4's any suggestions?--tom
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Tom:

You could:

1. Just let the vines eventually fold over and come back down. I would prune a lot of the inner leaves before they fold over.
2. Get bigger poles!
3. Transition to a lean and lower system so that the plants end up wrapping themselves around the frame but never reach beyond the top.
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Nice work! Your plants look really happy. I think when they get to the top you should just see what they do. Stop tying them a couple of feet below the top. They may just sprawl apart and make room for the wood piece, depending on the variety.

I use the five foot cone shaped cages in my containers and my plants spread out at the top. Once in a while a big cherry plant will flip over the top of the cage and start growing back down, but it's not a big deal to me. Especially as short as our seasons are in the north!
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Old July 25, 2017   #12
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LOOK WHAT I'VE DONE!!! lol i knew there was a reason i did'nt want to plant 14 buckets again! lol---tom
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LOL, oh boy are you in trouble now. Looks like some pruning is in order for you.
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not really sure what to cut and not to cut tho. lol
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best 5 gallon bucket plants I have ever seen.
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