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Today at Nourishing Roots Farm we set up 192' of Hog Panels as trellising for Yamberries.
They are strong rigid welded wire at 16' lengths. We used wire to tie them to 6' t-stakes. Next time I will likely use 2" hose clamps for ease of breakdown.
My hope is that we can both harvest the tuber and the tubericles witht the fence in place.
Tubericle harvesting will be facilicated due to the fact that we are planting on mound beds (ridges that are 2 feet wide and 14" tall). This makes for deep pathways which we will line with tarps to collect the tubericles that are knocked off by whacking the fence and raked off with a rubber tined rake.
These are all 2nd year plants. As a part of the Experimental Farm Network programs, we will be measuring yields on this planting.
These plants survived our zone 5a winter with extended windows of -15*F and 48"+ of winter snowfall. They had 3 in of straw mulch. They are not yet sending up shoots.
I will keep all updated.