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RE: Anyone Planted Maters Yet in Zone 7-8 PNW? (Follow-Up #15)

posted by: squarespot on 05.01.2008 at 02:10 pm in Growing Tomatoes Forum

Sorry to have disappeared. Had to travel out of town for work. So here are some details.

I used the welded wire fencing as it is sturdy enough to stand up but flexible enough to be bent/cut easily. To save your hands get a decent pair of wire cutters. You can buy this in 25-100 foot rolls at anywhere from 3ft to 6ft tall. Depends on how much you think you will use as to which size you buy. Also, how much cutting you want to do. Three foot sections give you perfect 1/2 cut (one cut to give you the 18inches) and still works well for the tent sides to use at the beginning and end of season. I use the 6 mil clear plastic sheeting and would fold it over a few times at the edges where I would attach it to the fencing. I usually used a hole punch to put a hole in the folded plastic then used string (anything that will stand up to the outdoors) to tie the plastic onto the fencing. You could use twist ties, zip ties, light weight wire. I think I tried staples and they ripped through the plastic, so something you can "tie" around the wired fence works best. Depending on how your plant layout goes, will depend on whether you need to do one around each plant or one long wrap around a whole area. I gardened using the square foot method in most cases, so I used long sections of the plastic lined fencing around up to 10 plants at a time. If you use the conduit for supports, you can either cut them to just stick up enough to support the surround (after they are stuck in the ground as deep as you can) or you can make them taller and use them to support the tent lid later. If you have a windy area, you may wish to tie the surround to the supports. If you have the supports sticking up at least 4-6 inches over the side fencing, you can slip the tent over those support poles and use that to hold the tent up. Picture a dog house. The surrounds are the walls and the tent is the lid.

You just cut a small hole in the plastic right where it will go onto the lower support poles and you are set. You can also use the parts sticking up to open the tent, by setting the tent on top of the supports (not through the holes) to give some ventilation on warmer days. I wish I had photos of this set up to share, but so far I have not found any in my BOXES and CDs of photos. I'll keep looking though. The two years I did the tent over my tomatoes, I had grown them against the south wall of our house, then shed, so I hung a lean-to top (one sided) from overhang of the house instead of "tenting". I did use the tent method over my peppers though.

Again, the great part about this system is it's fairly cheap and is reusable for years and years. I don't mind spending the first year to get things going, but I like to reuse as much as I can. Good luck and if I find some photos, I'll post them.

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clipped on: 05.02.2008 at 10:57 pm    last updated on: 05.02.2008 at 10:57 pm

How to embed pictures in a post

posted by: silvamae on 04.07.2008 at 01:03 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

http://ths.gardenweb.com/faq/lists/stainedglass/2004122500001664.html

Here is a link that might be useful: how to embed pictures in a post

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clipped on: 04.29.2008 at 11:49 am    last updated on: 04.29.2008 at 11:50 am

RE: Photo Instructions (Follow-Up #41)

posted by: lyndalu on 10.06.2007 at 04:42 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

oh, I just discovered something else. If you don't want the pictures smooshed up against each other, you can hit the space bar once before you hit the Delete key, and it will leave a space between the pictures - like this:

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clipped on: 04.22.2008 at 04:51 pm    last updated on: 04.22.2008 at 04:51 pm

RE: Photo Instructions (Follow-Up #35)

posted by: bamasusanna on 10.03.2007 at 01:55 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

If you want your photo(s) on the left, just replace the word "center" at the beginning and end of your pasted code from photobucket to "left".

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Photo Instructions

posted by: lyndalu on 09.29.2007 at 08:43 pm in Stained Glass & Mosaics Forum

This is in response to a question on how to post multiple pictures. I've shared these instructions with a few people via emails, and just figured out how to share it here.

I thought I'd put this in a separate post, so we could refer new people to it.

These instructions are for Photobucket. If someone has instructions for some of the other photo sharing sites, maybe they could add to this thread?


Photobucket - Video and Image Hosting


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