Tuesday, May 24, 2011


I put together a couple trellis on Sunday. They are intended for our winter squash. The squash should scale and cover each trellis by the end of the summer.

I built these mostly because I think it will be neat to watch. They should not increase the yield in any way, as they don't increase the root area in fashion. The effect of squash enveloping a trellis are impressive. It would be neat to build a bunch of these in a field and let it all get encompassed. Like ancient Mayan ruins being reclaimed by the forest, the field's texture would reflect the unseen artifacts. Now all that is left is to have the squash make a go of it.


  1. Huh! I walked by your place today and didn't even notice the squash trellis. I must have been mesmerized by your amazing peas. I'll have to check it out next time.

  2. That's good news. At least it isn't so much of an eyesore that it is all you can see! I think it may double as a good anchor for plastic-based caps for the squash.