The Historic Art of Trellising

Colonial Williamsburg has mastered the art of using trellises in their gardens to ease the growth and harvest of everything from beans and peas to tomatoes and cucumbers.

We construct long, teepee-like structures for peas and beans by thrusting paired sticks into the ground on either side of the row, and then tying them together over the center with long horizontal sticks set across the top and at intervals along the sides to bind them together.
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