Here’s something we meant to do in April but didn’t get around to until this week. We’ve been trying to come up with a relatively inexpensive trellis system for our garden. Part of the impetus was the grape plant that I received as a birthday present — after looking like it was going to die it suddenly shot up to almost 4 feet tall in just a couple weeks. So here’s our trellis (click pictures to enlarge):
Adam pounded it into the ground about 6 inches.
It’s framed with 2 inch x 2 inch x 8 feet pieces of cedar and some welded wire fencing (like this), stapled to the frame. The fencing cost $50, but it’s a 50 foot roll and we only used about 6.5 feet of it. The cedar posts were $6 each. So the cost of this trellis was around $30. We picked up enough materials to make 3 or 4 of them.
Since the trellis is only sunk into the ground about 6 inches, it’s made sturdier by attaching it to the house with 6-inch heavy-duty decking screws, covered by a tiny piece of copper tube for aesthetics.