Since last year's garden went so well, I've decided to go bigger & better this year with the monsters!
New garden plots, new fruits/veggies attempted, new methods....it's been a bit of a challenge, but I think it'll all be worth it come summer/fall.
One new addition to our garden this year is a homemade trellis. My veggies usually fail on flimsy stakes & I just couldn't bring myself to buy a small piece of climbing/slatted fencing for $10+. So I came up with this:
For just about $5 I have a DIY trellis of sorts for my pole beans. Wooden stakes are sold in sets of six at home depot for around $2 & I bought some boaters rope from Walmart for under $3.
Just hammer stakes into your select plot to desired height/depth.
Next, tie rope to one stake, WRAP (not tie!) around middle stake, & tie off on the other end.
Repeat at desired intervals til you've reached the top!
Took maybe 10 minutes to complete & so far my pole beans are taking to it just fine!
Another work in progress for us is gardening in straw bales...
...but that's another post. ;) Time for me to head off to bed since my soccer stars kick off their season bright & early tomorrow morning. Night all & stay safe in this crazy weather!