Since our new vegetable garden has limited space, we decided that we need a trellis for the cucumbers so they can grow up instead of across the ground. Plus it helps keep the fruit from rotting on the ground when it is ripe. So I headed out to the garage to see what I could find to make one out of what we have on hand. Let me just say, my Husband always has a lot "on hand"!
So I found these pieces of wood that had been pulled off of an old futon frame. Perfect!
As always, I predrilled the holes before placing screws.
After placing the screws on each board, I laid down the tape measure to find center for each board. Then I predrilled and put another screw in, but only half way in. This is where I am going to place some string for extra climbing areas for the vines.
Tie a knot at the bottom around the screw, then hold tight and tighten the screw down.
I then had this string all the way up the center. I am going to do the same thing on each outside piece as well.
I took the trellis out to the garden. I dug holes up against the drive way so I could bury the poles and also lean them against the concrete for extra support.
I used more of the string to tie it to the fence for extra sturdiness for windy or stormy days.