Will this fence work for snow peas?

Reach_For_The_Sun(6)August 14, 2011

I am growing two rows of Oregon Sugar Pod II Peas. It is about that time for them to grab onto something and I was wondering if orange snow / barrier fencing would work? After looking at the posts about trellises I did not happen to see any kind of fencing like this.

My main concern is the amount of shade it might provide? The holes in the fence are 2 7/8" X 1 5/8" with the fence being 1/4". The rows run north-south so I am concerned that the fence with the addition of the pea leaves will not let enough light through to the ones that are on the east side

of the fence.

Photos of potential plan below.

So ... with all or your experience would it be advisable to use this fence or opt for something else that might let more light through?


Here is a link that might be useful: Fence Option

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I can't advise on shade issues, but I did use some fencing like this for peas and some pole beans a couple of years ago. It had somewhat smaller holes than yours, but what I really disliked was that I couldn't get my hand through the holes to pick the peas/beans.

Here is a link that might be useful: Show me your trellis

    Bookmark   August 15, 2011 at 12:27PM
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I already looked at that post and did not see anything like I am referring to.

I think I am going to go with that fence as it is what I have laying around. Hopefully it will not be problematic, so I will have to see what happens.

As for harvesting I have access to both side so it is not a problem.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 8:52PM
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It might work. Let us know how it goes, OK?

    Bookmark   August 17, 2011 at 9:39PM
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wertach zone 7-B SC

Shouldn't be a problem, we have a lot of this type fence at work as barriers for construction. Volunteer tomatoes, beans, and all kind of stuff grow very well next to them.

    Bookmark   August 18, 2011 at 1:45PM
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Hope it goes well for you!

    Bookmark   August 20, 2011 at 8:21AM
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