The backyard garden is exploding with plant life. Our crops are loving the longer days and seem to be getting taller everyday.
As they’ve gotten taller the beans and cucumbers have started to look for something to grab onto to support their vertical growth. I decided it was time to put in a trellis. Reluctant to spend more money on the garden, I opted to use materials we already had and construct something myself.
After looking on Google for images of trellis designs, I came up with the following structure made of PVC piping and twine.
Using only knots to tie off the twine, I was able to complete the structure relatively quickly and without spending any money! It’s not the prettiest, but it does the job.
The existing wooden trellis I had in place for some of my beans was already proving to be too short. I was able to add a few extra feet with some more PVC and twine.
Have a garden of your own? Growing any climbing plants? I encourage you to look around your house and see what creative solutions you can put together…or just copy what I did. It seems to be working out really well!
I’ll leave you with a before and after of my fig tree. The first photo is from when I purchased the tree about two years ago. The second photo was taken this past weekend. I’m hoping to get a serious fig crop this year. 🙂