How is everyone enjoying this gorgeous spring weather? We’re personally ecstatic over these 70-degree temps here at Total Home Supply, and are getting increasingly excited thinking about all of the awesome gardening projects we have planned for this year.
About a month ago, we wrote a how-to guide to planting new seeds. Inspired, I went ahead and planted seeds of my own. I’ve been having pretty decent luck with my little vegetable and flower plants, but none have been more ambitious than my snap peas. My snap pea stalks began to shoot up out of the ground within the first week of being planted and have been growing fast ever since! Of course, the stalks are very thin right now and not strong enough to keep themselves upright, so when they reach a certain height they start to “droop” over.
At first, I tried to remedy the drooping by tying the stalks to wooden chopsticks with twisty-ties (the ones that come on bags of bread). This idea worked for a little while, but when the stalks started to outgrow the chopsticks, I knew it was time to try something else. I took a trip to the hardware store for inspiration, and came up with this super simple DIY trellis idea. The whole thing took less than 20 minutes to put together, and all of the materials cost less than $10.
Here’s how to do it: