Saturday, June 23, 2012

Out of Control Cukes!


My cucumber vines are going crazy and need more trellises to climb. The last few days one of my cucumber plants even started to climb up into one of our backyard trees! I love those pre-made trellises that you can get at your local hardware store, but they are always so expensive. I decided to make my own and save a little green.
My Cucumber Vines Growing up into the Trees

This trellis is 8' wide by approximately 5' high, and only cost me about $15 to make. You would pay close to $40 or more to get this much pre-made trellis at the store. Yay for saving!

I used 5' garden stakes and 1x2's to make the trellis. I nailed the 1x2's onto the four stakes just eyeballing the measurements in between. I made sure to leave about 8- 10" on the bottom of the stakes so I could then just hammer them into the ground. Now I just have to trying my cucumber vines over to the new trellises, but I don't think it will be that difficult.


Oh, and I also repurposed the two pallets I have had in my backyard into a faux trellis by leaning it against the fence and putting nails in random spots for the vines to cling to. I can't wait to see how far my cucumbers grow!

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