Thursday, March 20, 2008

Free pea or bean vine support

If you have a garden, you may have a need for a simple, short trellis sturdy enough to hold pea or bean vines. This one can be taken down (or pulled up) in seconds and reused year after year. What's more, you probably already have the raw material on hand. And it takes about two seconds per section to have it ready to go.

Take a wire clothes hanger, unbend the hanger part to where it's more or less straight, then grasp the bottom of the hanger in the center and pull straight down until you have a diamond shape on a stick. Make as many of these as you need. To use, push the straight part into the ground. That's it. You can overlap or space these as needed.

I got fancy and picked out all the white coated hangers so they all matched.


Kez said...

Great idea!

Anonymous said...

Great idea altho I haven't had a wire hanger in my closet for years. You can also use tree trimmings, with or without leaves. My dad used the mattress support and the sides from my sister's old crib. He did paint them about every other year so they didn't look so bad. Bellen