These following trellising methods though shown on a large scale can easily be used in a small garden using the same principles.


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  • Patricia Leazer

    Reply Reply July 12, 2021

    We bought cattle panels and attached them to metal stakes. We trellis all our vining veggies on those. Works great.

  • Tina Machia

    Reply Reply April 11, 2022

    I have back and hip issues, so I intend to use raised beds on legs so I don’t need to do the bending and kneeling. Do you have any suggestions for planting, tools, harvesting, soil, etc.?

    • Melanie

      Reply Reply April 14, 2023

      I’ve seen trellising done from the end of one raised bed, in an arch, over and down into another raised bed. It creates a fun looking tunnel or archway. I would think this would be a way to trellis and still be accessible. sells these types of trellises, but I’m sure there’s a way to make it cheaper.

  • Janice Mechan

    Reply Reply March 15, 2023

    Hi Tina!
    I am struggling with your same issues and I have built a garden of raised beds in hope to raise food and beautiful flowers. I am able to spend all day in the garden without realizing I am out there as long.
    I purchased a tall u-shaped garden raised bed which comes to my waist. I divided them into squares with screws and twine. There are 7 squares which form the u-shape with 9-12 inch square in each
    which for the u-shape bed. Altogether 63 squares. I follow The Square foot gardening protocol for spacing my plants. My husband helped me mix that square foot recommends: 1/3 Vermiculite,1/3 Sphagman Peat Moss, and 1/3 Compost which includes 5 different kinds of manure sources. They recommend one source being mushroom, but the rest come from farm animals. This part is important because this creates a soil that you only need you gloved hand to run through and each time you start a new crop in each square. you only add compost to the top. My other raised beds are on the ground, 12 inches deep, but I either use those with cattle panel trellis so I can stand and I purchased tractor scoot that I can scoot from bed to bed and plant, This soil doesn’t need a lot of weeding. Very light!

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