Part of Brigitte's ambitious gardening project involved tearing out this
den of iniquity bed of noxious weeds. The last owners had tried growing veggies here--there were still tomato and pepper tags on the ground--and before that, there were evergreen shrubs, according to Google street view (and the massive roots I dug up!).
|Evergreen bushes in our yard, circa 2007|
We eventually want to re-plant some evergreen shrubs here, but for now, it will do nicely as an early-season veggie bed. We want to plant peas here, which need something to climb, so we built an awesome trellis from scratch.
|Weeds and a sapling tree stump: gone!|
|V is for "Victory Garden"|
|Justin and Junie build the pea trellis|
We built the trellis out of cedar 2x2s and 2x4s, with eyehooks strung with twine for the peas to climb. The twine can be replaced every season or as needed.
|Stringing up twine for the peas to climb|
|Ta da! Finished pea trellis! Now to install it...|
|Justin secures the posts.|
|Isn't it lovely? It will be even lovelier once peas are growing on it.|
|Brigitte poses in her gardening duds...|
|...and pretends to climb the trellis like a pea vine.|