|Shade Garden Bed|
I got to work early. I knew I wanted to get the peas in the ground and if I waited any longer, there wouldn't be any peas this year. But I didn't have a working trellis yet... peas are shallow-rooted, so I wanted to have my trellis in place before planting. I didn't want to risk damaging their root systems by installing a trellis later. So I got to looking around to see what, if anything, I could use to make a trellis. I knew I wanted an "A-frame" trellis.
I stumbled across my old trellis that I bought pre-made a few years ago at Lowe's. I'm not exactly sure what it's designed for but it's been worthless for anything I've grown that needed trellising. It's been sitting around since, being utterly useless. And that's when inspiration struck. I could use it to build a trellis that would work.
I positioned them in the bed, tapped them in with a hammer and tied the stakes together at the top on each side, for stability. Then I interwove twine together, creating a lattice with the twine. It's not perfect, the twine's not completely even across but it will work. I didn't have to buy it and I found a use for something that was taking up space.
Long story short, the peas are in. I kept putting it off because of the bad weather but they are finally in. I'll update once I have the raised bed installed.