Saturday, August 20, 2011

How does your garden grow? With diamond-mesh and square-mesh trellis

It's been just over a month since I "planted" the last of my trellises. I was out weeding today and decided to show you that the trellises are no longer empty.

The beans have completely taken over this trellis.  In a couple of cases the vines reached the top, went over, and started growing down the other side.

While not all the vine plants are taking over the trellis at the rate the beans are, they are attaching and climbing up.

And it does not seem to matter whether the mesh is square or diamond shaped.


Mary said...

Oh Rita! What a great idea! I've been wondering what to use for my tomatoes that I didn't trellis this year- the rabbits are grateful, but we're getting no tomatoes!This is something that could go in and contain them without breaking them! Thanks! I was thinking of crocheting something, but couldn't figure it out.

Rita said...

It was an experiment with the movable trellises this year. I will certainly do it again. Having the trellises free-standing will make it easier to configure the garden the way I want it to be.

Let me know if you are able to pen the tomatoes in this year.