Hi I'm Tricia an organic gardener everybody needs somebody they can lean on and plants are no exception today we're gonna talk about different types of a plant support.
Bamboo is a good plant support for the garden, it's a renewable resource, its strong, it's inexpensive and it will last for many seasons as you can see i have a structure made of bamboo to support my plants. I grow tomatoes, cucumbers, peppers anything that wants to climb through the bamboo and its easy all you need is a seven foot piece of bamboo and some zip ties. As you can see i have a frame that's made of metal and pvc but you could easily use bamboo just attach the frame first sink your vertical poles around the perimeter of your bed about every twelve to eighteen inches and use a rubber mallet. We're going to create a grid starting twelve to eighteen inches above the bed first attach all the horizontal poles parallel to one another and attach them to each vertical pole next your gonna attach your cross bars to the horizontals and the verticals that you just installed about every twelve to eighteen inches across and then just make sure and zip tie at each intersection. Bamboo is also useful for making little teepees that can support pole bean or peas or you can put them in containers to make a teepee. You'll need a roll of twine, three to four bamboo stakes and a rubber band gather your stakes together and with one hand making sure their level with each other put the rubber band around to secure them then wind the twine around to secure the polls spread your teepee out and you're done. You can also tie a little bit of twine around your teepee for plants that flop or wanna grow outside the edges make a little loop in your twine and attach it to the top of the bamboo and then do a light loop around the first stake and then at the end of the season after you've harvested just take it up and put it away in storage for the next season.
Another great trellising option is this Hortonova plastic trellis it's a lightweight trellis that's UV stabilized. This versatile trellis can be installed either horizontally like this to protect and support plants that flop or vertically for vines and climbers.
For a biodegradable annual type of vertical trellising it's simple all you need is some kind of frame, bamboo will work fine, some twine and a couple of ground staples. Just secure the top with a little knot and bring it down anchor it with a ground staple bring the twine back up wrap it around and repeat all the way down the row Give your plants something to lean on this year and grow organic for life!