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10 foot high density apple stakes

how to make a 10 foot high pvc post for high density apple growing

What's the best way to erect a 10 foot high stake for high density apple growing?

Our solution was to pound in a heavy duty fence post and slide a 10 foot long 1 1/2 inch diameter PVC pipe over top.

"Will it hold a bushel of apples?" was Anna's first question.

Heck yeah! It's very solid and feels like it will last at least 100 years.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.

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Paint the PVC stakes if you want them to last more than ten... Or use metal conduit.

But I suppose the trees will protect them from the sun to some extent, maybe they will last longer.

Comment by Eric in Japan Thu Nov 15 18:27:58 2012
Great solution!
Comment by Everett Sat Nov 17 10:51:21 2012

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