Texas Gardening forum: Garden gone crazy

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Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
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denimangle
Jun 28, 2014 8:45 PM CST
This year we added rabbit manure to our small garden , it has gone crazy I have tomato plants that are 7' tall & my melons & squashs are running away. I have never had this happen before. How can I contain them a bit ?.. they are up over the 6' fence and back down wanting to take over the yard. Is it ok to snip off the ends will that put a stop to then crawling over everything I'm all ears! . il going to be on the side of the road selling veggies Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Anna
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canadanna
Jul 3, 2014 7:07 AM CST
I guess that is a good problem Hilarious! I don't think you will do damage by trimming them
Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
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denimangle
Jul 4, 2014 9:56 PM CST
thanks Anna
this is a 6' fence with melons climbing over it
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Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
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lovemyhouse
Jul 5, 2014 5:31 AM CST
I agree with Anna--nice problem to have, Cheryl. Smiling I have never successfully grown anything beyond one scraggly cucumber last year, but if you still have questions, you could post it in the Ask ATP section. Hope you get bumper crops. Thumbs up

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drdawg
Jul 5, 2014 8:35 AM CST
What happens to the melons when they grow large and heavy, hanging on that fencing?
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Name: Cheryl
Kingwood, Texas (Zone 9a)
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 5, 2014 12:13 PM CST
drdawg said:What happens to the melons when they grow large and heavy, hanging on that fencing?



Use panty hose secured to the fence to hammock them up!
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Name: Cheryl
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ShadyGreenThumb
Jul 5, 2014 12:14 PM CST
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Name: Cheryl White
Butler, Texas
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denimangle
Jul 18, 2014 5:42 AM CST
some of my tomato plants are now over 7' tall any ideas on how to stake a 7'+ tomato plant/tree Rolling on the floor laughing
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