When it’s (-36F) 36 degrees below zero(0) in the Midwest, Northeast U.S.A. It’s hard to think about building and installing a bean, cucumber, squash, gourd or pea trellis in your 2014 garden.
DIY out of wood for less than $10.00 or $15.00. Scale it to any size you need. Use 2X2 wood for your trellis frame. Use a hand saw to make 1/2 lap corner joints, glue, use screws or small bolts to secure lap joints. Use screw in eye-hooks – Lowes has Stanley National 10-Pack Screw Eye Hooks for $1.29. Tie string or wire between eye-hooks. Paint color of your choice.
Click picture to view A lap joint that is easy to make using a power or hand saw.
16 foot long by 52 inch wide livestock panel. Stake one side, pull bottom of panel closer together until your trellis is as wide and it’s arch is as tall as you like, secure panel in place with ground stakes or 4 short T-post.
This works very well for vine growing vegetables like cucumbers and squash. It allows you easy access to fruits from both the outside and inside your panel arch.
Garden trellis made from fence post or T-post with common fence wire attached to you post. Size it as long or short as needed to fit your garden. Plant cucumbers, squash, pumpkins or gourds close to your trellis allowing them to climb the fence wire. Easy access to fruits from both sides of your fence trellis.
Hint Don’t skimp. Give your wood built trellis a good paint job. This will make them last many years, protecting your trellis from rot and insect damage.
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