I met a woman having a yard sale who opened up about her backyard garden and how she grew such a large quantity of vegetables that she sold them to raise money for people who are struggling in her home country of Vietnam. She took me on a tour of a small backyard area that was packed with plants and these plants grew up onto bamboo trellises. The sheer volume she was growing amazed me and inspired me to try it, too.
Many of us garden in containers and the following ideas are perfect for trellising over container plants or just over the ground.
Tomato Trellises from The Gardener Chef
These tomato trellises are great for placing over container-grown tomatoes.
Easy Homemade Arch Trellises from Get Busy Gardening
I love to grow cucumbers vertically; it just makes things so much easier and stops them from getting a yellow side. This trellis is all metal, but easy to make and strong enough to hold the yummy cucumbers.
Trellising Fruits and Vegetables Saves Garden Space from Hobby Farms
Lots of tips for making your own trellises and what kind of plants do best on them.
Learn more: Sharon utilizes trellises to maximize her trailer park garden.
Build a Bamboo Trellis from Fine Gardening
Bamboo is perfect for making a trellis. It’s inexpensive yet sturdy. This article shows you how to start by creating your own design, with tips on how to cut the bamboo, and a diagram on how to lash the canes together.
Our Veggie Garden from Great Stems
Raised bed gardens and trellises are perfect together. They really maximize harvest capacity with their ability to keep disease at a minimum and utilize space.
Choose the Right Trellis for Your Vegetables from Tenth Acre Farm
Amy explains about tendrils, twiners, and scramblers; and what works best for each of those types of plants.
5 Trellis Ideas for Vining Vegetables from Rake and Make
Lilly shows graph drawings – with dimensions! – as well as a picture of the finished projects.
Vertical gardening greatly increases your usable space and trellises are just one way to do that. Read
I have fallen in love with trellises and am busy getting all my garden plants up off the ground. Trellis gardening can open up new possibilities of what and how you can garden as well as provide shady areas underneath to plant more shade tolerant plants. Happy gardening!