Asked on Apr 30, 2017

How can I build an attractive climber for sweet peas?

Caseyem11RichardstarlingBarbara Comer


I have seen ladder styles but I don't want anything too bulky for my tiny garden.
6 answers
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Apr 30, 2017

    Just purchase a ready made trellis
  • Carolyn
    on May 1, 2017

    Long bamboo sticks, like Tee Pee or cross hatch like tick tack toe. Tomato cage? 2 Hula Hoops fixed at a 90 degree angle and staked to ground. Or a 3d form like a wire snow man with 3 sizes of circles. Or even squares, rectangles. Could even do pyramid triangle: reverse it into a square or rectangle. Pretty wire, or pvc pipe shapes. Do a shadow outline of a house, city, etc. Do a wire cottage?
  • Barbara Comer
    on May 1, 2017

    Try Home Depot. Google to see their assortment, and google to see how people have started from scratch And built their own.
  • Richardstarling
    on May 1, 2017

    I take a medium to large flower pot clay or plastic plant my morning glory seeds in the middle and my sweet pea seeds around the edge and insert a small tomato cage (color coated tomato cage works best) inside of the pot and let them climb. Note: you have to have enough potting soil in the pot and a big enough pot to support the tomato cage. Once the vines are established you can't tell it's a tomato cage underneath. Some ganders bury the top of the tomato cage and put a piece of string or wire around the loose prongs and give it a tee pee look instead.
  • Caseyem11
    on May 1, 2017

    I made several using copper pipe and connectors. Visually very light. if you make 2 verticals at the height you want attached at the top with t-connectors and a horizontal pice of pipe. Refrigerator tubing can be wrapped around the horizontal piece to hang down for the sweet peas to climb. The ends of the tubing can be stuck in the ground. This will last for years.
    • Gla9442322
      on May 2, 2017

      That sounds like it might work for me. I might alter the plan to make it ladder like but it seems like the materials I am looking for. Very attractive. Do you have a photo?
  • Caseyem11
    on May 2, 2017

    sorry no. I no longer live in that house.
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