Thursday, May 6, 2010

Carnival #166 - My Raised Beds and Pea Trellis

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Around here the majority of the project I have going involve the garden. It is prime planting time.

Today I am sharing my made with what you have on hand raised beds and pea trellis. Our neighbor gave us several old window frames this spring. My intention was to use them to create cold frames and get an early start on our garden projects. We laid down a perimeter of block for under the frames, and filled the area about half way with dirt. The project got started too late to be useful as a cold frame. So, instead we are using them as raised beds.

Peas are growing in one of the beds. The trellis is also created from things we have on hand around the house. I used two metal pieces to create the arches. Honestly, I am not entirely sure what the original intent of these pieces were, but they function very nicely as a trellis frame for my peas. Then I tied twine between to create a fence for the peas to grow up. It is working out very nicely.

What are you growing, cooking, and creating? Can't wait to see!

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  1. I made a pea trellis from a baby gate I found on the side of the road (okay, hubby helped.) It looks really cute but my peas aren't as tall as yours yet!

  2. Very inspriing garden. We're waiting until last frost prior to planting in our first raised vegetable garden. I love this trellis idea :)

  3. Panamamama,
    A baby gate? Now that is creative! :)

    A lot of plants, like peas, can be planted before the last frost. We are almost to our last frost date!

  4. The steel frames she used are normally used to help reinforce concrete, just like re-bar. only this is thinner and more flexible.


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