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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.  
 
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