When we started gardening we found you could utilize much more space by having your plants grow up instead of out. Once we realized this, we started thinking of all sorts of trellis ideas.
Your trellis doesn’t need to be fancy. If you like, you can go to the store and buy a really nice pretty trellis. That way everything in your garden will match and you’ll have nice aesthetic.
But if you know anything about us, you know we like to go the DIY route most of the time. Our first trellises consisted of some old sticks with old fencing zip tied to them. While growing cucumbers, they provided more than enough support.
What are some trellis ideas I can use?
There are a lot of different ways you can make a trellis. Honestly, if a vine can grab it and hold itself up it can work as a trellis.
If you too would like to go the DIY route, you can make your own trellis out of a couple of wooden stakes, stuck straight into the ground on either side of your box. Then, just run some other pieces of wood width wise across the box.
One of our cheaper DIY ideas, besides the old fence with old sticks, was made of t-posts and cattle panel. Now, if you don’t have cattle panel readily available on your homestead, that’s not exactly a cheap option.
But if you do have cattle panel that you’ve used for something else, and you have scrap pieces laying around, it is a perfect upcycle for those spare pieces. The cattle panel trellis worked great when we were growing spaghetti squash.
We prefer to have the traditional one long row of trellis that the plant can grow up. There are other forms of Trellising where you have the trellises on either side of the plant leaning into the center and meeting in a triangle type shape.
This method will work, but we find it much more difficult to harvest anything that’s growing towards the center of those Plants.
You can make other trellises specific to the type of plant you are growing. This tomatoes trellis, for example, makes a perfect archway so you can easily access its low hanging fruit.
What kind of trellis do you prefer? Let us know your trellis ideas. In the comments below.