stable vegetable trellis for windy garden
I've been on a small farm in upstate NY, slightly east of Lake Ontario, for 8 years. Before that I gardened in southern Maine.
Our land in ME was fairly sheltered, and we grew pole beans on tipis, tomatoes and peas on trellises. I tried that on our Upstate garden, which is on top of a hill in an area that gets heavy wind off the lake. The tipis and trellises blew down. We tried hanging trellis wire from a beam supported by a series of heavy-framed 5-6' equilateral triangles; they blew down and smashed.
I've been keeping everything low for the last couple of years, but I miss Sugarsnap peas and Northeaster pole beans. I wonder if anyone has figured out how to trellis in a windy area. I've heard of making arches out of concrete reinforcing grid wire. Would this be windproof? Would it be stable if made into arches large enough to support 5-6' plants? Any other ideas?
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