8 how easy it is to train plants to grow vertically. To hold the plants to the frame, I have found that plastic-coated wire fencing made especially for tomato growing works well because you can reach your hand through. Make sure it is this type so it wont cut the stem of the plant when it blows against it in the wind. This comes in 4-foot widths and can easily be tied to the metal frame. Its sometimes hard to find, so call around.
Because the netting is loose, it can flop around unless you tie it very tightly to the frame; this is the first step. At the end of the season the frames can be left up or they can be slipped off the steel rebar and hung on a garage wall. Although the conduit is galvanized and endures many years of service, it eventually will rust—especially at the bottom where it comes in contact with the ground. If you do hang up your metal frames in the winter, for safety reasons make sure you cover or clearly mark the steel rebar that is left sticking out of the ground. You can flag it with brightly covered tape, paint it, or find caps that can be screwed on to prevent someone from tripping.
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