Looking for a unique and lovely trellis idea? Train your climbing vegetables vertically up a garden arch! Here are some ideas for building your own…
Whether you have a limited amount of garden space, or simply want to keep your plants up off the ground for aesthetic or plant health reasons, a garden arch can be an efficient and beautiful vertical way to grow many vining plants such as squashes, beans, cucumbers, peas, melons, and others that would otherwise sprawl out on the ground and take up a lot of surface area.
There are many different trellising ideas (keep an eye out – we will be posting some more soon), but an arch is a unique and simple way to add visual interest to your garden, while also using your garden space more efficiently. Garden arches are generally quite easy to construct, and can be made from a wide variety of materials – from bamboo, to PVC pipe, to cattle panels, and more.
Here are some simple ideas for building your own garden arch for climbing vegetables – plus a demonstration of constructing a garden arch from two simple metal arch frames: