Trellis Idea?

northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)May 15, 2010

For the first time this year I will be growing (have the seedlings all started) gourds, butternut squash, cucumbers, mini-melons in my garden. I have instructions to build a nice trellis for them, but find I have limited space. What I do have in full sun is a wood pile. Would that serve as a good trellis for these climbers? I figure they could just grow all over the logs and maybe cover them, they are a bit unsightly in the summer. What do you think of this idea?


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How will you harvest from the top of the woodpile?

    Bookmark   May 19, 2010 at 8:22AM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

I can easily reach the top of the woodpile now. It is about 10 feet wide and at its highest about 4 feet high. I have grown Yvonne's salvia in front of it before, so I do have a narrow bed already there.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 2:49AM
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SOUNDS LIKE A COOL IDEA! I'd certainly try it; let us know how it works............

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 9:45AM
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northerner_on(Z5A ONCanada)

Hello Posyplanter: Thanks for your vote of confidence. I was beginning to think I was really crazy to come up with this idea (being a newbie at veggies). My seedlings are all ready and I will be planting out this weekend. I always take lots of pics. and will be sure to share the outcome. Hope you have a successful gardening season.

    Bookmark   May 21, 2010 at 9:55PM
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