Added by on 2017-09-08

John from goes on a field trip to the local hardware store to share his favorite trellis material for use when growing a vertical garden. In this episode, you will become more familiar with stock, hog, cattle panels, welded wire fencing, and re mesh mats and rolls and how they can be used to grow plants up a trellis to get them off the ground. In addition, you will learn about how steel stock tanks can be used as a raised bed garden and finally how you can store rain to water your garden. Related PostsMelon netting – Growing Vertical Growing Squash Melons and Cucumbers up a nylon web trellis10 Best Vertical Growing Summer Garden – Gardening TipsHow to Build A Metal Conduit Garden Trellis for Vertical Growing & Hand Made Nylon NettingEasiest Raised Bed Kit, Vertical Growing and Self-Watering Containers & more at the 2011 Garden ShowInvisible Trellis – A cheap raised bed trellis systemGrowing Vertical Growing Squash Melons and Cucumbers up a nylon web trellis

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  • Matt Acosta 5 months ago

    what do you think of the cattle panel greenhouses?

  • Quantum Chang 5 months ago

    Metal heats up in hot summer sun and can damage young vines. I'd prefer bamboo sticks.

  • Susan Miller 5 months ago

    John, when using the rainwater, how are you filtering the aluminum, barium, strontium, and lithium from the aerial spraying?

  • Jacquelynn Stroup 5 months ago

    Those water tank will get rusted over time so they are not good to grow food

  • Terry Wall 5 months ago

    thumbs down for title

  • Kerspaprog Balceram 5 months ago

    I go to that same friedmans location!

  • George Ashing 5 months ago

    mount the hog panels too both sides of 4×4 an plant on both sides an between them They work fabulously .

  • victor valladares 5 months ago

    Tractor supply is also a good source for the same type of materials

  • Terry Thomas 5 months ago

    My late father used those rebar mesh panels to grow tomato plants. He cut them so he could roll them into a tube. If I remember correctly, the tubes were about 4 feet across by whatever size the rebar panel was – possibly 6 or 8 feet tall.

  • Terry Thomas 5 months ago

    John, I wish you had mentioned that an opaque tank is needed for storage of rain water. This is because anything transparent or semi-transparent to sunlight will permit algae to grow.

  • Ryin88 5 months ago

    how would one attach those hog panels to the bed though??

  • TheMILVET 5 months ago

    Shop your panels. Most hog panels have several horizontal at the bottom where cattle panels as consistent top to bottom. Cattle panels are much cheaper. I have been using the same panels for years with beans. 22 bucks for hog panels, 12 bucks for cattle panels. IE; 2 for the price of one.
    Also, take your bolt cutters, cut off the bottom horizontal rail. This will leave the verticals that you can press into the ground for additional strength.

  • Rose Blake 5 months ago

    Hey John, I have a new garden on a trellis with Watermelon, Cantaloupe, and Honeydew. I've now noticed I have a bunny rabbit in my garden. I don't want to kill him, but how do I keep them from eating my garden.

  • anoptimisticone 5 months ago

    wow your 50$ panels are 70$ here PAC NW

  • Becky Wallace 5 months ago

    Field Fencing works really well.  It comes in a roll so it is easier to transport.  It has 4×4 spacing which allows easy access to tomatoes.  It usually costs around $105 for 330 feet. That is a lot, so you might be able to share it with another gardener friend if it is more than you need.

  • Darryl Crum 5 months ago

    Years ago, I went to a local Farm and Fleet and purchased some bent up utility fence sections. On site, I cut the panels into the sizes I needed and then took them to a shop to have the cut panels bent 90 degrees to form an L.  I then use two of these Ls to place around tomato plants.  They will be with me forever, I think.  Also, the mistake I made was in not cutting the panels at the intersection. I ended up with some Ls having ling spears (which is what they will do) on each L.  I should have eliminated that part.

  • Boneta Parrish 5 months ago

    My husband & a store clerk rolled two up and tied together w/ zip ties to haul in the back of his small Toyota. We made an arbor out of these.

  • L Chapman 5 months ago

    Thanks John. I found this video nicely instructive about Freidman's yard, which I have been lost in before. I looked at all the hog wire and got too confused about which to buy and there was no one around to help me (I waited 20 minutes and then left). So now I know what to buy, thanks to you.

  • John Fritz 5 months ago

    Good point, but all water is rainwater, ultimately. It all cycles through the clouds, unless one is very fortunate to be able to tap into fossil water such as the Ogalalla (sp?) aquifer under Nebraska and neighboring states. It has been pretty much untouched by industrial foolishness.

  • teddyjblue 5 months ago

    I've always been told to stay away from galvanized wire for trellises, because they will harm your plants and possible posion your veggies. What are your thoughts on using galvinized wire?