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Topic: Ten Minute Trellis Tutorial  (Read 2020 times)
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« on: May 19, 2010 06:05:03 PM »

I am growing lots of pea plants, and I saw the little tendrils reaching and grabbing any twig they could find. I realized these little seedlings need something to climb on, and since they are too small from a big trellis, I decided to make tiny trellises. It only took me 30 minutes to make three different trellises, take the pictures & I squeezed in some Judah play time in there, too, so these don't take long to make.

The ten minute trellis tutorial:

Step 1: gather supplies. You can use a variety of materials to lash the trellis together. I tried three different methods: clear tape, ribbon & glue, and electrical tape.

The first one I tried was the clear tape. The concept is the same, regardless of the materials.

Step 2: I put two of the skewers together so they made a small X at the top. I put the pointy ends down, so they go in the dirt better.

Step 3: Here's the idea of lashing them together. Basically an "over, under & around" method.

Step 4: This one was made with only 3 skewers, the two on the sides & the other split into 3

Here is the variation with the ribbon, using E6000 & spare ribbon.  

You should lash them together like step 2 & step 3 show.

You start the ribbon at the end by glueing it.

let the glue dry. Then wrap the ribbon around the skewers, glueing as you go.

and presto!

Here are the two other, really simple ones.

And a picture of the Phlox, for fun!

« Last Edit: May 19, 2010 06:08:21 PM by litebrite1919 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2010 06:16:07 PM »

Great idea!! I almost want to buy some climby plants just so I can try this Cheesy
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« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2010 06:29:24 PM »

Great idea!!
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