- April 30, 2013 at 12:05 pm #79367
Does anyone have any creative pea fence/trellis designs that they really enjoy using? Every year I wish I could come up with something a little simpler and easier to assemble/disassemble than the metal t-posts with some sort of fencing stretched between them, tied up with bailing twine. This is considering that every year the peas will be rotating around the farm and I don’t want to leave extra posts in perennially for the sake of field work. We tend to favor the shorter growing varieties of sugar snaps and shell peas, so nothing over about 3 ft. tall.April 30, 2013 at 1:03 pm #79368
I have basket weaved them like tomatoes in the past with success. Just wooden or rebar stakes and tomatoes twine.April 30, 2013 at 2:56 pm #79372
Ever tried livestock panels cut in half lengthwise and attached to T-posts?April 30, 2013 at 6:03 pm #79378
near horse, I like how rugged and simple that idea is and for a house garden I might try it someday (that is if I can find an extra livestock panel that’s not in use.) My trouble is that were dealing with hundreds of row feet of peas and cut up livestock panels sounds like a very expensive option.
dominiquer, about how far apart did you space your posts to keep it strong enough?
Thanks for the thoughts..April 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm #79383
They hang grapes on Hi tinsel fence. not hard to take down to work the ground in the start. I would use PVC pie for posts. Set them in a fence and once is all you ever set that post again.May 1, 2013 at 7:09 pm #79386
I’ve seen the woven cattle panels used to make a arched lean-to green house off the side of a barn or shed. Covered them with plastic and good to go. Panels here cost about $20 for 16’x 60″. Cut in half would give you 32′ of row for $20.
Wind is what usually wipes out our trellised stuff so the structure needs to have some serious support.May 2, 2013 at 12:22 pm #79387
I am giving the hortonova plastic netting a try. See here: http://www.amazon.com/Tenax-Hortonova-Trellis-60-3280/dp/B0043X2FYO/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1366904303&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=hortnova+trellis They have many different heights and lengths.May 2, 2013 at 7:37 pm #79389
Because we needed to get this fence up quick, we decided on using 50 rolls of plastic poultry fencing. Though we don’t typically like using plastic materials in the gardens, this seemed appropriate for the low cost and the ease of re-use.
We got the fence up this morning then got some spring plowing done right next to it for the early potatoes. Here’s a picture in which you can see the garlic crop in the forground, then two rows of pea fence in the middle of the plot. Also our friendly neighbors house right behind who doesn’t mind me using his lawn as a headland.
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I don’t recall the spacing, but I am going to try every 12 feet for bush type and 6 feet for my few snow peas. I once tried the horizontal flower trellis netting from Johnny’s it was Ok but tougher to clean up than the basket weaved peas.
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