Many vegetable and ornamental plants grow as vines. These vine-type plants love to climb. A trellis gives the vine somewhere to climb so that it does not remain on the ground and rot. Trellises come in many different styles and are made from a variety of materials. You can build your own trellis to give your climbing vines a place to grow. A simple wire trellis can be made quickly, economically, and with only a few supplies.
Climbing, vine plant
2 treated stakes (1-inch by 2-inches by 8-feet)
2 pound sledge
14 gauge galvanized and welded chicken wire (1-inch by 1-inch)
Staple gun with ½ inch galvanized staples
Drive the 1-inch by 2-inch stakes 2 feet into the ground with your sledge hammer. Keep the stakes 12 inches apart and 6 inches away from your plant.
Have two assistants hold the wire against each stake. Fasten the wire to the stakes with your staple gun. Place a staple every 6 inches up each stake.
Cut off the excess wire from the outside edge of each stake with your snips. Discard the excess wire. Thread your climbing plant in and out of the holes in the wire as it grows.
Work gloves and safety glasses are required when using hand tools.