Pyramid Garden Trellis

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Project by Retsof posted 06-03-2013 02:49 AM 3353 views 9 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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."

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#1 posted 06-03-2013 03:28 AM

Nice!; although at first glance in picture two, you’re petting a skunk :-)

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#2 posted 06-03-2013 09:01 AM

Another great garden idea…thanks for sharing

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 06-04-2013 03:54 AM

Very nice. You’ve got me thinking about planting nasturtiums. Wonder how they’d do in the low desert of Arizona. And is that a top bar bee hive next to the community garden?

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#4 posted 06-04-2013 11:03 AM

Yes, that’s a top bar hive that belongs to the Community Garden, but my brother is the beekeeper, so it’s located next to our plot for convenience. The entire Community Garden is several more acres. I’m only showing our plot in the photo. I’m sure Nasturtium would grow all year in AZ if you keep them watered. Our growing season in upstate New York is limited by frost on either end. If you would like to see more about the Community Garden, check out my GardenTenders blog. I have a lot more photos there.

-- "There seems to be a black hole in my garage that swallows up pencils and tape measures as soon as I put them down."

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