Adventures in Gardening part 4: We Built a Trellis!

Did you know that you can grow almost anything on a trellis? I didn’t – Until I visited my friend Haseenah’s garden and saw watermelloon growing on one of her trellises. Yes watermelon! I thought watermellon would be too heavy but there it was holding on tight and doing just fine, Mashalah. She also grows zuchini and peas on a trellis as well. I found out that you can also grow cucumbers, tomatoes, pumpkins, squash, gourds, pole beans, melons, cantaloupe, peppers, eggplants and many more fruits and vegtables on trellises as well. This was all new to me but I learn quickly so my son, nieces, nephews and I made two for my garden. We followed the directions I got from this video: It was very easy and we had a lot of fun.

First we gathered our supplies.

Then my son Muhammad cut out the corner brace triangle pieces.

Next Muhammad and my niece drilled the pilot holes for the screws.

They cut the cross bars….

…and then they connected the pieces with the screws.

I finally got to help in the end. I stuck the trellis into the raised bed and wrapped twine around the bars. My Oregon sweet peas were already to grab something, so I just guided them to the twine and we were finished with our first trellis. My nephews came over later on in the evening and we made the second one.

It’s like they have little hands that grab everything! If there is nothing around for them to grab and climb, they grab each other!

This experience taught us that completing a wood working project can be easily done with the right tools and simple instructions. We can’t wait to build something else, inshalah! When we do we will definitely share our new experiences with you. Please leave us a comment and let us know what ya think. Thanks for stoping by:-)

Jamila is a homeschool mom, author, blogger, entrepreneur and sometimes gardener.

3 thoughts on “Adventures in Gardening part 4: We Built a Trellis!

  1. Interesting. I was reading about gardeners in the midst of New York City and other places that rarely have even land for raised beds that they are growing vegetables up the outside of their buildings using the trellis concept.

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