Trellisses for vines and other climbers
TrellissesPillar trellises produce pleasing and novel effects when covered with vines such as morning glory, moonflower, scarlet runner or hyacinth bean. They are also better than poles for pole beans. To make them cut 2" X 2" timber any desired length proportional to the kind of vines to be grown but allowing for 1' to be pointed for driving in the ground. Also cut Y4'' X 1" stuff in 12" or 15" lengths to serve as cross-pieces. Fasten two of these at the top and two others so as to be only a few inches from the ground.
Screws or bolts and washers are better than nails for this purpose because at the close of the season the cross-pieces may be removed when the trellis is to be stored (under cover) for the winter. From the lower to the upper cross-pieces tie stout, non- stretching cords for the vines to climb on. Sow seeds or transplant plants in circles around the bases of the poles and keep cleanly cultivated.
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