How High Can You Grow? & The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Ed. No. 25

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Recently when I posted the pics about our Raised Bed Garden Reveal I had a few readers to ask me to share a little bit more about the trellises we put in at the end of the garden.  I love these trellises and for us they were to be mult-function for one they can hold hanging pots, but they also have rope strung on them to grow squash, green beans, peas, and now we even have cucumbers growing up them!  Yes that is our burn barrel you spy in the back of the picture and it is pulled out often this time of year to clean up the yard.

These trellises have added an entirely new dimension to our gardening adventures for one we are able to use them for about two or three of the garden beds and we can double our food production because we can get more growth out of our vegetables.

For years I have wanted to do more vertical gardening and now we finally have our opportunity.  My husband made these trellises out of limbs from our Bradford Pear Tree which he is wanting to replace this fall with a  peach tree we recently purchased.  Our goal as you know is to have a suburban homestead that is truly representative of perma- culture.  Click here to read my blog post “Is Your Garden An Edible Arrangement?”.

I hope you try your hand at some vertical gardening too it is truly so amazing to see how much more production you can get from your garden and what a space saver it is as well.  By the way behind my husband is the Bradford Pear Tree that he used to make these trellises.  So for now the tree still stands he just pruned the tree and used some of the low limbs.

Also I cannot believe it is Saturday once again and time for The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Ed. No. 25 and my last day of work for the school year is Monday and I am so excited because we are going to be making our very first batch of “Kombucha” and we may also try our hand at kefir too this summer!  Also my canning season is just getting started so lots coming up!  I hope you link up this week I cannot wait to hear what you are up too.

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PS :

I have also listed some other blog posts that I have written that are related to this topic you may want to check out!

The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year – The Adventure Begins In The Garden

Putting Your Garden On The Map

The Garden A Place For Solace, Surprises & Friends

27 thoughts on “How High Can You Grow? & The Ole’ Saturday Homesteading Trading Post Ed. No. 25

    1. Bridget they are very sturdy I had some nasturtiums and a few bird feeders hanging on them too! It’s amazing that in the ole days everyone built their own materials such as this but now everyone runs out to the hardware store instead of using natural materials! Thanks for stopping in!

    1. Thanks Anna! I would love to have more room but this house is the perfect place for us right now with a young adult and a teen in the house. We have a pool, we live 10 minutes from the beach and 7 minutes from downtown we kind of have the best of all worlds right now….just miss the mountains sometimes…..

  1. Thanks for the Trading Post…I forgot to link on my pages, but doing so now. I’m so so envious 10 min from the beach…ohhhhhhh me oh my 🙂 Atlantic or Pacific?

  2. Love love love your trellises, Karen Lynn! We have a very small property, so up will really be the only way to go once we’ve maxed out on using all of our space. We don’t have any more room for gardens, unless my husband decides that we can do it in the front yard (one can always hope! :D). Your trellises look like they could work in my yard, so long as I can make sure not to block the sun from the other plants. 🙂

    Great job, you guys!

    1. Thanks Kristi we sound like we are both in the same boat trying to fit as much on our land as possible…..but it is so gratifying to be able to take care of your family and be healthy by using what you have! Thanks for the compliment 🙂

      1. What do your strings attatch to by the ground ??? I have a “continual batch ” of KOMBUCHA on my counter — FANTASTIC !!! Try using different flavored teas , I like Celetials Wild Spice tea !

  3. I love the trellises! How does he build them? Does he screw or nail them together, or use another method? Does he bury the corner poles in the ground and then fasten the upper “beams” to those? Thanks for sharing!

    1. Rose Petal the corner posts were buried and set in concrete. All of the cross beams were set in the crotch of a limb and screwed in securely together. Hope that helps! He worked with mostly natural materials as much as he was able too! I love them!

  4. Going up is the way to go. I’m trying out arched trellises this year to grow squash up one side and cukes on the other side. They’ll be shading my bush beans and cabbage from the hot summer sun. I linked up as “Reach for the Sky” if you want to take a look and see how well it’s working!

    1. I saw yours linked up this week it looked great! You always have so much going on at your homestead! I need to continue learning from all of you so we can get this down to a perfect process 🙂 So good to hear from you this week!

  5. That is so interesting. I didn’t know some of those veggies would grow like that. We have lots of bamboo in our yard so we could probably use those for some trelisses!

  6. Growing up, and staking plants is the way to go, IMO! My yard is small, and my garden is only aprox. 250 square feet, so I have to grow things that climb. Last year, with staking my tomatoes, I managed a 100 lbs of tomatoes to put up for the winter(there was more, because we didn’t skimp on the tomato sandwiches, but 100 lbs is what I weighed)…beans were a mix of pole and bush, and they yielded around 50 lbs. Plus, there is the joy of my garden looking like an absolute jungle! 😉 I know exactly where to wade in and pull out all the good foods.

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