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Any creative ideas for trellising peas. The English peas need a lower trellising, although you can get by without any, it's a lot easier harvesting if you have them trellised. The snow and sugar snap need high trellises. Can't afford to do what I want to this year, so looking for ways to get by. Found some antenna wire, I'm going to attached to large tabacco sticks.
Years ago I trellised cucumbers with old garden hose and dog chain nailed to old two 2x4's.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (email@example.com), April 19, 2002
Just don't do what I did. I planted four rows of peas using chicken wire between the rows with the last row growing up the outside of the chicken yard fence. DUH! Chickens made a bee-line to the pea fence everyday and ate them right down to a nub. What was I thinking????? At least I did get the first three rows.
Wishing you enough.
-- Trevilians (Trevilians@attbi.com), April 19, 2002.
Got any brush growing around there? The old fashioned way of making a pea fence out of brush jammed into the soil has always worked for me. I've got a lot of undergrowth (hazel mostly) on the wood lot that yields out dead sticks every year for this purpose.
-- julie f. (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 20, 2002.
I've done the pea brush thing too. Works great and its free. Unfortunately it turned out I had planted dwarf peas and had about 4 feet high brush. Looked ridiculous!! Live and learn I guess. I made a quick trellis last year for my son's snow peas with sticks and recycled bale twine...stuck the sticks into the ground at two foot intervals and tied the twine between them to run horizontally. Worked great for us but it was a small patch.
-- Alison in NS (email@example.com), April 21, 2002.
Thanks for the suggestions, I've done the twine thing and it does work. I'll the the brush thing this year, if it stops raining so i can get back in the garden.
-- Cindy (S.E.IN) (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 21, 2002.