I was struck by how many methods p-patchers were using to trellis their peas and beans. Here’s a sampling of what we saw.
Bamboo teepee and twine. Classic option.
Steel conduit holding 6″ mesh netting. I love the poly netting, plants climb it easily and it’s simple to harvest through the large openings.
Wood and twine. I love the way holes have been drilled in the top and bottom bars so the twine can be run back and forth like a shoelace.
Bamboo hand-tied lattice. I would guess the gardener is growing a bush-variety of pea, or else plans to do additional tying-in as the season progresses.
My favorite! This is a circular support for peas or beans, and is built with old bicycle rims at the top and bottom, with some kind of synthetic line strung between the spoke-holes. I thought this was just creative as hell, and a great use of space.
How do you support your climbers? Links to pictures, if you have them, are welcome!5