|Project by justjoel||posted 06-22-2012 02:59 PM||1728 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
So when my friend gave me an extra cucumber I had to find a spot to plant it, and something for it to climb. I had some ideas that weren’t quite gelling for me, then I found three long pieces of ¼ inch rebar (18ft, 15ft, & 13ft) hiding in the alley between my veggie garden fence and my neighbor to the north. I cut some wire the equivalent in inches as the rebar was in feet, and played with them. After trying some peace sign things that didn’t work, I came up with this design. Is it flames or a tulip? Yes!
The fence sits on/splits a cement pad that extends in about 8 inches on either side, so I had to get creative with securing it in place. So, I took some heavy duty wire, wrapped it around the fence, twisted it, then slipped a length of conduit pipe over that, and then twisted the wire on to the trellis. I then painted the supports to blend in more with the fence, and touched up the trellis.
I must admit I don’t like it as much as I thought I would, but that could just be me being my own worst critic, not matching the vision in my brain. Once the cuc gets growing though, I’m sure it’ll look much better.
-- "We are stardust. We are golden. And we've got to get ourselves back to the garden." Joni Mitchell