Vines and Climbers forum: How do you grow your vines?

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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
Feb 9, 2015 9:43 AM CST
I'm always looking for new ways to grow vines. My two favorite ways are the Masonry Ladders for in ground plants and Pots n Pots for mobile way to grow them.

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Tell us how you grow yours please!

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North Shore, Long Island, NY
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Newyorkrita
Mar 30, 2015 1:32 PM CST
I grow mine on trellis' or an obelisk mostly. I suppose I could even grow them on netting between posts the way I grow my veggies like cucumbers.
Name: Joseph
Delaware USA (Zone 7a)

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Gerris2
Apr 6, 2015 4:11 PM CST
I grow them isolated in 1 to 3 gallon pots. I don't do anything special in growing them.
Name: Ronnie
Southeastern PA (Zone 6b)
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luvsgrtdanes
Apr 6, 2015 4:19 PM CST
I have two arbors so some go in pots against the posts. I always have morning glory on my fence and on the posts on my shed porch.
I like trellises and I have a few obelisks sitting around in different spots for them. Up the chicken wire around the chicken coup too.
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Name: Jason
Gold Bar, Washington (Zone 8b)
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riverman123
May 2, 2015 11:52 PM CST
Our two (we have four total) Honeysuckle vines, very well established, growing up the gazebo that hides our propane tank. these vines were here ten years ago when we moved in and they were plenty established then. we cut them down every two years to keep them manageable and they always come back like gangbusters!!

this pic shows last years growth and this years growth so far. pic taken today:

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Name: Ronnie
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luvsgrtdanes
May 3, 2015 5:28 AM CST
That is sooo nice and I love what you did to the fence Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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Name: Anne
Summerville, SC (Zone 8a)
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Xeramtheum
May 3, 2015 5:46 AM CST
Indeed! I love that .. I think I'll do something like that with my a/c!
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Name: kathy
Michigan
Zone 4b, near St. Clair MI
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Oct 19, 2016 7:16 PM CST
I grow my annual vines on a fence I put up in spring and take down in fall. I work up the amended soil every spring. The plot is 100' x 100'. I drive 6' metal cattle fence posts in the ground 10' apart in a 100 foot row. I string poly baler twine horizontally at 1' high, 3' high & 5' high. I then drape fruit tree netting from the top line of twine and anchor it here and there to keep it in place. Here is a picture of hyacinth vine on the trellis.
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Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 19, 2016 7:22 PM CST
I like that Kathy .. since you said you drive the posts in the ground I'm thinking you don't have them set in concrete .. do you have any problems with the post sagging from the weight of the vines?
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Name: kathy
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Oct 20, 2016 6:50 AM CST
So far no sagging, that baler twine is strong, I've been re-using it for 22 years. The fruit tree netting helps me direct the vines to be more uniform [must buy new each year]. I forgot to mention, before driving the stakes I lay 4 mil black plastic on the row and tuck the sides of the plastic in the soil. Very few weed issues. The row is north south, taking advantage of sun exposure. Row spacing is on 6' centers, allowing a generous allowance for rototilling. The 100' row of zinnias next to the trellis row made a neat companion row. Walking through at dusk was a favorite time of day. You feel your plants' embrace.
Other annuals in this garden are wildlife beneficial-two rows of black oiler sun flowers, cosmos, Mexican sun flowers, wildflower mix. I grow two rows of Pontiac Red potatoes, and a row of carrots, a few tomatoes, sweet red peppers, and gladiolus. We are rural, I know the animals visit, I see their tracks. They are very polite and share the bounty with me.

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Name: tarev
San Joaquin County, CA (Zone 9b)
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tarev
Oct 20, 2016 10:43 AM CST
Nothing fancy for me as well for my two vines. With our mild winters, they can be left outdoors.

My Mandevilla uses tomato stakes and is such an escape artist, it has now managed to twine some vine in one of my hanging containers. But I know it will slow down in growth come winter time, so I will have to do some pruning.

My Passie uses those wooden trellis commonly found at Home Depot, it is in its first year here, so I want to observe first how it endures our long dry months, so far it did well. Now heading into the cooler period to winter, will see how it goes once the wet winter weather returns and occasional hard freeze warnings during winter.
Name: Anne
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Xeramtheum
Oct 20, 2016 11:10 AM CST
Kathy I think I'm going to use your method for my Clematis Rooguchi next year.

Tarev, I grew my passies next to a south facing brick wall and even with a hard freeze they kept going with new growth through the winter! I'm thinking the brick wall was probably releasing heat at night after collecting it in the day time.
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Name: tarev
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tarev
Oct 20, 2016 11:16 AM CST
Oh, that is good to know Anne! I do wish I have a nice brick wall here. Hopefully when the city trees are going dormant for winter, my Passie will get a bit more sun!

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