Finally got around to making a trellis for the cucumbers.
I wanted something bigger then last year but I didn’t want to spend a lot.
I had the chicken wire, which I found for .99 at Goodwill last year. Then I when I was at Lowes getting the 4x4 for the mailbox I picked up these 1x2’s. They were only a dollar each for 8’.
Not bad at all.
We (okay, he) just made a simple frame and screwed them together.
Then we (I did help with this) stapled on the wire. The wire was only 2’ wide and we made the frame about 5 tall. So we ran two strips of chicken wire across the frame and then wired the two panels of chicken wire together. Like a whip stitch with wire. The bottom 1 foot is open. I can run a string across if I have to but I think the cucumbers will be a foot tall before they start to grab on anyway. It’s hard to see but the chicken wire does hang down below the bottom bar.
These guys were watching us just outside the garage. It was raining on and off all day.
We just leaned them together and tied the tops with more wire.
The legs are resting up against the garden box.
Nothing fancy but it’s pretty sturdy and should hold the cucumbers well.
It will also provide shade for the lettuce that is underneath it.
I guess I can take that back hoop off now.
My plan is to cover the whole thing with mesh if I see any critters munching away.
But so far so good.
And why do all the oak trees have to shed now? What a mess they make.
I have my first pepper!
Have you started gardening yet?