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I just moved to a 1/3 acre in the East Bay, CA and I plan on doing a forest garden with some beds (I will do a big post on that later). For now I just want to show my tunnel and trellis. Tunnel is 15' x 5' and trellis is 10' x 7.5. Let me know if anyone has any thoughts or ideas.
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Hi Al, those are lovely!  The only thing I noticed is the zip ties on the tunnel.  The black zip ties are UV stabilized so they can handle the sun.  The white ones usually degrade in under a year and break.  Or at least that's how the colors work out in my area, check your store before assuming I have it right.
 
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The zip ties where just to hold it in place, it is wired together with galvanized wire.
 
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This looks great!  Did you use cattle panels for the hoops or something else?  I would like to do something very much like this over the path to my front entrance.
 
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What are you going to grow on the tunnel?
 
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I used hi-fi panels, they are 8'x5' with 4"x4" squares, similar to cattle panel I believe. I am growing sugar peas, snow peas, shelling peas, runner beans, noodle beans, green beans. Armenian, lemon, European, Asian cucumbers. Zuccheta, snake melon, and edible gourds. A few more varieties I would have to check my seed book. All heirlooms that grow 6+ feet. I plan on growing peas here year round with the heat loving stuff shading them. I will post updates. the newest pictures are about 2 months from the start.
 
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6 foot T posts driven 2 feet down. The panels are 5 gauge I believe, very sturdy I weigh 230 pounds and I can hang off them.
 
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Al Berg wrote:6 foot T posts driven 2 feet down. The panels are 5 gauge I believe, very sturdy I weigh 230 pounds and I can hang off them.


That's impressive!  I'm looking forward to seeing pictures when it's covered with green.  
 
Oh, sure, you could do that. Or you could eat some pie. While reading this tiny ad:
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