The season of fresh fruit and veggies is upon us. While I was planning out the garden this year, my wife requested cucumbers. I had already been thinking about planting them as well so I could try making pickles (ironically, I don’t even like pickles), but I was concerned about the vines taking over the garden. The resolution to that problem was to build a garden trellis and it is working out great!
This garden trellis is built using cedar and garden wire and was a custom size to fit the raised cedar garden bed that I built last year. With the cost of wood these days I probably could have bought an entire truck of pickles, but I hope that by using cedar, this trellis will last for many years. I have also added hinges to it so that it is collapsable and can be stored away during the harsh winters.
I finished it just in time and was able to retrain the vines that were slowly spreading into the tomato plants to instead start working their way vertical up the trellis. This project turned out great and I now have several cucumbers hanging from it. If you’d like to follow along with the progress of the cucumbers up the trellis you’ll want to head over to my Instagram account and check out the YouTube video below if you want to see how I built it.
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