How to make a cheap pea trellis


This is really two trellises in one.  I started by taking a couple bamboo stakes (reused from a couple of one season too long Halloween scarecrows) and bound them together at the top using some twine.  I then put the ends in the corners of my garden leaning against the cinder blocks surrounding my raised garden.  I following this by adding some twine up the trellis to allow the peas to climb up.

Thing started to get a little crowded so I browed a tip from Martha Stewart, now she recommends black birch branches, but I decided to go with the dead bush I had in my back yard.  I was already chopping it up to compost so saved some of the larger branches, stabbed them in the ground and ala pea trellis.


Though the two part trellis was more of an accident, in many ways I really like the support of the bamboo along with the abstract reach of the branches.

5 Responses to “How to make a cheap pea trellis”

  1. Robj98168 Says:

    whats the bottle for? I don’t dee a tomato growing out of it?

  2. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    Good eyes that is my upside down pepper plant which early on the trellis was a convenient place to hang it though now light is a little lacking. You can see from my update that it is not doing too well.

  3. wannaquilt1 Says:

    That's a really good idea and would fit perfectly in my ragtag garden. Love your site-Beth in PA

  4. The Cheap Vegetable Gardener Says:

    what doesn't fit with a ragtag garden 🙂

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