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Trellises with stone wall beds

Post  iberian on 8/15/2011, 4:05 am

I built some 4' x 12' beds with stone blocks. I guess they're kid of overbuilt but they look nice. Anyway I'd like to set up some trellises next to the beds in various places. In some places a trellis could arch between two beds. I'd prefer that the trellises be removable during seasons when they are not needed.

Things have gotten off to a very late start this year, but after getting the deer attacks under control, everything is finally growing very rapidly. If I could add some trellises fairly quickly, it would make the garden a lot better.

I was originally thinking that I would just use the conduit, rebar, and nylon mesh type of trellis from Mel's book. This seems easy and fast to set up. But I really don't want to leave a bunch of rebar sticking out of the ground right next to the nice stone walls. I also thought of putting the rebar inside the beds, but maybe having rusting steel rebar in the beds is not so good either.

I was thinking that maybe I need to clamp something onto the walls, but perhaps it would make more sense to set up some sort of arched units that just rest on the ground. Maybe I could still use the conduit for this. By the way, for the crops to be trellised, besides vine tomatoes and cucumbers, we have some squashes and melons growing so strength is an important factor.

If anyone has any thoughts about this, I'd appreciate hearing your comments.

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Post  Goosegirl on 8/15/2011, 7:36 am

Iberian - I have the conduit trellises and I plan on just pulling the rebar out along with the trellises this fall. I built my trellises to fit any of my boxes so that I can move them as I want to move crops each year. I also don't want to trip in the snow and impale myself on a chunk of hidden rebar.....

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Post  boffer on 8/15/2011, 12:33 pm

HI and welcome to the forum.

You should be able to rent a rotary hammer with a one inch bit to drill holes into the blocks for the conduit to simply slide into and sit there. Pull the trellis out for the winter and plug the hole with plumber's putty to keep the rain out and any potential freezing issues.

Depending on the size of the blocks, you could drill a half inch hole in one, insert rebar permanently, and have a portable base. I've done that with excess concrete mix: 16 to 24 inch square form made from 2x4; stick rebar in the middle and fill.

I realize this isn't practical for most people, but my favorite free-standing trellises use old car leaf springs as the base.
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