|Project by Retsof||posted 06-03-2013 02:49 AM||2813 views||9 times favorited||4 comments|
I needed a tall trellis for my cucumbers and pole beans to grow on. Since I made my garden beds either 4’x4’ or 4’x8’, I decided to build a self-supporting trellis in the shape of a pyramid that is 4’x4’ at the base. My finished trellis’ are 7’6” tall and have the added bonus of a place to suspend a hanging basket of flowers in the center. I have them installed in the Community Garden and I plan to build a few more for my squash to grow up. I planted Nasturtium flowers (edible flowers that grow on long vines) that should grow down the trellis’ while the cucumbers and beans grow up. I’ll add a photo or two later in the season once the plants have grown up (and down). These first two were the prototypes, so I built them from pine and stained them with two coats of Bear waterproof stain. The color is called “Padre Brown”. I plan to make a fancier version out of cedar in the future.
-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."