Tellis for snow and sweet peas + runner beans

topnotchveggieApril 26, 2009

Planting snow peas, sweet peas, runner beans and other select legumes. I know I must use some type of tellis system for the vegetables to thrive, what has worked for you in previous growing seasons that you would recommend? Thanks.

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This is how I make a trellis for my beans and peas. I pound 2x2 or larger posts into the soil about 5 feet apart. I then take a batten slat or any 1x1 or narrower and nail it to the bottom of each post about 5 inches from the soil line. Nail another at the top of the post. Drive small nails into both slats, about 6 inches apart and leave 1/2 of nail exposed. Put these small nails in before you attach the slat to the post. Using good quality twine, [butcher string works good] weave top to bottom along the length. Instead of nails, small hooks would work well. Take it apart in the fall and you're set to reassemble in the spring. Just set the post and attach the slats.

    Bookmark   April 27, 2009 at 12:43PM
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This is my first year doing pole beans. I have found on this post photos of a cattle panel hooked on each end and bent to make an arch.. I just bought one and plan to the the same with mine. Do a search and you will find that 20 bucks is a small investment.

    Bookmark   April 28, 2009 at 9:20PM
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