Why Build a Vegetable Trellis?
|A Finished Garden Trellis - The Rusted Garden Blog|
By using trellis shade, you can extend the season for cool weather crops like lettuces and other greens. The shaded cooler area will slow plant bolting. One way to get diseases in your garden is to have little air circulation and sprawling vines. The trellis allows more air movement in your garden and this benefit helps to quickly dries the leaves of the vines. The trellis aids in creating two good conditions that help prevent diseases and the spread of diseases in your vegetable garden.
|Trellis Materials - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|Roll Out Chicken Wire - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|10 Feet of Chicken Wire - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|Fold and Crease - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|Weave Pole Through Chicken Wire - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|2 Poles In - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|4 Poles In - Length at Bottom is for Ground|
STEP THREE: Insert the Trellis Into the Garden
It is important to leave several inches of pole at the bottom of the trellis (see above picture). That is what you will insert into the ground to anchor your trellis to the garden bed. The trellis can be opened to any length but I recommend a minimum of a 3 foot opening in the base of the trellis. Tie the tops of the poles off as pictured below.
|Placed and Sunk in the Garden|
|Tie Off Tops for Added Support - The Rusted Garden Blog|
|Plant a the Base of the Trellis - The Rusted Garden Blog|
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