Homesteading In The Pacific Northwest

Monday, June 6, 2011

Harvest Monday ... And An Easy Little Trellis

This week saw the start of the pea harvest!  Only a few made it into the house; Mike and I munched a bunch of them right off the plant in the garden : )

Snow Peas : Oregon Sugar Pod II

There was a big haul of  spinach that was destined for the freezer ...

Spinach Bloomsdale Savoy and Everlasting

The start of the broccoli harvest ...

Broccoli : De Cicco

And a lot of lettuce was harvested that didn't get photographed.

I'm joining other bloggers over at Daphne's Dandelions as we share our weekly's fun to see what others are harvesting and what they are cooking up with it...check it out!

I've been adding some simple trellises to the ends of some of my raised beds ...

I added another piece of PVC to the bed about 6" back from the one at the end.  Then all I needed was a piece of wire fencing and some twine ...

I cut the fencing to match the interior width of the bed ...

...tied the fencing to the PVC with some twine ...

... trimmed the fencing to the curve of the hoop ...

...and then did the same on the other end of the trellis ...

I planted cucumbers at the base of the trellis.  There are Asian greens on the other side that will be glad of the shade the cucumber foliage will soon supply while the cucumbers will enjoy the direct sun at the end of the bed.



  1. Wow! Wonderful harvest! I like the trellis idea...I may have to try it.

  2. Wow! Wonderful harvest! I like the trellis idea...I may have to try it.

  3. Looks great. If I can't get my act together with the mosaic on my main trellis I may have to resort to this!

  4. Love your harvest and I must agree...the peas never make it into the kitchen...they're too good fresh from the garden.

    All joys,

    Sharon Lovejoy Writes from Sunflower House and a Little Green Island

  5. What a great idea for a trellis. How do you secure the PVC pipe to your raised bed? How long are they? How wide is your bed? (Can you tell I am going to be putting the hubby to work copying your idea?)

  6. Isn't it great to pick those first snow peas and eat them in the garden??

    I really like your trellis idea!

  7. Nartaya, if you click on the "Garden Projects" tab under my blog title you will find a step by step photo presentation on how the beds were built. If you (or your husband) has any questions after looking at it, I'll be happy to help : )

  8. What a nice harvest. I miss my spinach. I'm going to plant so much in the fall.