June 11, 2016

A Cucumber Trellis in the Garden

Planting this season's outdoor vegetable crops is in full swing at the farm.

This year, we're using stand-alone trellises for our cucumbers and peas. My outdoor grounds crew foreman, Chhiring Sherpa, already made a pea trellis for this outdoor garden, and a cucumber trellis for my indoor vegetable greenhouse - the structures were inspired by a trellis I saw during one of my trips to Maine.

The new cucumber trellis spans about 70-feet along one side of the space - completely assembled using materials we already had at the farm. I love projects that allow us to reuse and repurpose. Here are some photos of how it was built. Enoy.