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Making Do

May 4th, 2015

All of my bamboo stakes are getting old and breaking. Last year was pretty much the last year they were going to be able to hold up pea vines. I debated on buying some metal pea fences, my mom has been using the same ones for many years. But then I decided I’d rather use up what I already had on hand. I thinned saplings in the woodlot, something that needs done anyways.
pea trellis 2
As a result I ended up with a nice trellis built of saplings. It’s really a win/win. Two chores completely at once and I think it looks quite nice as well. One of these days I’ll build a fence from saplings, I love how natural they look. They really do settle right into the garden.

Do you build your own trellises?

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This is a daily journal of my efforts to cultivate a more simple life, through local eating, gardening and so many other things. We used to live in a small suburban neighborhood Ohio but moved to 153 acres in Liberty, Maine in 2012.