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How to Build a Vegetable Trellis

Azmin Taraporewala Mar 25, 2019
By building a vegetable trellis, you provide your plants the necessary support to flourish. Considering the benefits of the trellis, you must construct one for your greens. If the task of constructing one is forcing you to think twice, here's your guide for the same.
You could make an attractive vegetable trellis to allow vertical climbing plants to grow in an uncanny manner. What a vegetable trellis can do is to offer a solid structure for plants to grow on. It also provides you with easy access for picking vegetables that are ready and ripe.
Peas and pole beans are appropriate vegetables to grow on a trellis. For a simple, and affordable one, you could construct it with materials that are readily available. For a rustic look in the garden, build a garden trellis out of saplings and thin branches.

Building a Vegetable Garden Trellis


  • Saplings or branches
  • Tape measure
  • Mallet garden twine
  • Utility knife


1. Select a long bed, let's say around 90 to 97 inch long bed in the garden to place the vegetable trellis. The next step is to lay out eight saplings in a straight line along the bed and ensure that all of them are spaced out equally. The spacing should be almost 12 inches in between each sapling.
2. Raise up each sapling one at a time and stick it into the ground on the outside edge of the bed.

3. With the help of a mallet, you could push it in as far as you can. Make sure that you push it approximately 24 inches into the ground. These now become the vertical strips for the trellis.
4. Place a sapling in front of one sapling and continue the placements in such a manner until you reach the end of the vertical strips.

5. In order to make the horizontal strips for the trellis, you could slide the sapling down to the bottom of the trellis. You now have the horizontal strips for the trellis.
6. The spacing of the horizontal supports should be fixed at about six inches. The saplings should be six inches apart from each other horizontally.

7. Continue to place the saplings between the vertical supports, and if you want, you could adjust them properly so that the strips you derive are even.
8. Tie each of the intersections of the saplings with the garden twine. Tie a knot with the twine and cut it off with a utility knife.

What a Vegetable Trellis Design Can Do for Your Garden

There are several designs that are carefully created with just the right plants and structural accessories. Each of them are used in such a manner that they all create a unity among each other and complement the garden space.
A garden trellis design may use the garden space in such a beautiful manner that the trellis makes the area look unique in itself. The structures of the trellis may vary in size and design.
Some trellises are pieces of wood that serve to be the base of the plants in a garden, whereas some are round shapes on the top to lend yet another visual retreat to the garden. If you are not very keen on making one for your garden or just feel to lousy to do so, you may have the ready-made structures adorn your garden. 
A trellis design adds dimensions to the garden, as it has vegetables, plants and flowers mounted on different levels. This forms a picturesque view of the garden space.
The ground cover being the first level of the garden trellis design would serve to be the base. The second levels of the garden trellis design above the ground cover would be planters.
A wide variety of plants and vegetable are available, but it is always better to have plants and vegetables that grow well in the local climate.
With these instructions by your side, you could build a trellis for your home or have it ready-made. Either ways, you are sure to create a landscape design that is worthful in nature.