That will soon be covered by my sweet pea vines. This new trellis of sorts would be perfect for any climbing vegetable. I know it looks a little silly now, give me a few weeks and it will be a beautiful statue of peas. We got the original idea out of the magazine Organic Gardening. I can't find their "blue prints" online, however, this was so easy with your own creativity and possible trash you should be able to come up with one too!
Brian found an old bike in the trash that was in horrible condition so we took the wheel off and then took the tire itself off of the rim. From there we screwed it onto an old 10 foot piece of landscape timber that was about to be thrown out also. We buried the timber about 2 feet in the ground. I didn't want anything permanent because I want to be able to rotate along with the veggies next year.
So once it is firmly in the ground we looped twine (99 cents - the only cost in the project) through the bike rim and also attached it to stakes in the ground. As you can see in the picture above. From there you are all set. I'm excited for my peas to be able to have plenty of growing space and to have some interesting height in my garden!
Let me know what you are up to in your garden or how your projects are working out!
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