DIY Trellis Ideas

Hello!  I hope you are all doing well!  How is your veggie garden harvest going?  I'm overwhelmed with zucchini right now, but the rest of my veggies are taking their sweet time!  I'm not too worried though....I know once those tomatoes get going I'll be more that satiated!

This week I thought I would show you guys some neat trellis ideas.  I'm planning my garden beds for next year and plan on making a couple of easy to build trellises for my climbing veggies.  This year I used pretty basic trellis, and although it did the trick, it was not ideal.  I mostly had problems with my tomato trellising  and next year I am planning to grow my tomatoes up this trellis:

photos Robbie Caponetto, from Cottage Living

The trellis looks very simple to make, and even easier to take apart at the end of the season.  I do not have lots of winter storage space, so being able to disassemble the trellis is a major plus for me.  The instructions are at

I've mentioned DigginFood as one of my favorite blogs....and it's no wonder - I found many lovely trellis ideas that Willi had created or shared.

Pea trellis at This Old House via DigginFood

These tomato trellises are great for containers. I'm planning to use more containers in my vegetable gardening next year.  I had problems with invasive quackgrass in my garden beds, and I'm sure this damaging weed is responsible for some of the lack of production in the vegetable garden

Tomato trellis at The Gardener Chef

And just for a bit of whimsy in the garden.... how cute is this tepee hideaway trellis idea from Sunset Magazine!!!  I'm absolutely going to try this out next year...along with the bamboo stake lovely!

Are you already beginning to think about next year's garden?  Or are you practicing living in the moment!  I have so much going on my life right now that I'm taking simple pleasure in designing a garden for's one of my ways to relax and tap into my creativity. Do you enjoy garden design or are you more spontaneous in your gardening? Although this may not be the best time of year to plant, I'm seeing some really great sales in the garden centers.  If you do decide to take advantage of the savings, make sure to water your plants very well for the rest of the growing season.

Caroline Finnegan owns Ladybug Landscaping, a full service organic landscaping company. based in CT. She is a NOFA accredited landcare professional and when not designing gardens can be found rearranging her furniture or out at a flea market finding new goodies. She almost always has dirt under her nails.

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