The number one searched and pinned item on Let’s Face the Music is easily my posts about bamboo trellises. (Click the photos to enlarge the detail.)
Two years ago we had really tall trellises.
A couple of years ago I gave the details on how we accomplish this.
Last year cucumber vines climbed right up the trellis strings.
Since the organization of the garden changes every year, we also change the trellis configurations.
The 2014 garden is totally planted and ready to be trellised.
This year in particular Charlie has added a bamboo cage for the sugar snap peas to climb. It began as a corral for the French filet bush beans.
The bamboo cage around the strings beans was overkill. Generally we just enclose the square with wire fence.
Since the bamboo is light and sturdy it was fairly easy to move this contraption.
This is the first time we’re trying bamboo for the sugar snap pea trellis.
After the bamboo structures are built Charlie strings them with jute twine on which the climbing vegetables can wrap their vines or tendrils.
One of the cucumber squares is trellised and strung. (Radishes in the foreground.)
Cucumber vines climb up the string and the cucumbers hang in mid-air (off the dirt) ready to be picked.
From the entrance of the potager the cucumber trellis is fully visible.
Not only do the trellises serve a practical purpose in the potager they also look great giving the garden structural interest.
A second tall trellis is started on the right-hand side of the picture.
Wait until the end of June when the plants are hugging the trellis with all their might. It’s so beautiful.
What frugal project are you up to?