How to make a cheap pea trellis

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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.

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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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