I planted a patch of snow peas a few months back, and the little buggers are finally starting to take off. But peas and beans are curious climbers. They need a sturdy lattice with lots of levels to keep them entertained, lest they shrivel up in the dirt and die of boredom. So I spent a few hours in the garden, improvising a framework so the restless plants could play.
More pink string. This time, I used it as a trellis by stringing it between old scrap-wood stakes and my fence posts. Back and forth, back and forth, and moving up in steps.
The point of this point is simply this: fancy garden gadgets can be functional and fun, just like snazzy kitchen equipment or the new designer duds. BUT, don’t ever let anyone tell you that they’re necessary – especially if that someone is trying to sell you something. Because although it may be true that titanium tomato cages would have served these snow peas in style, it is equally true that this fuscia web is one-of-a-kind, and works just as wonderfully to get the job done.
Plus, it matches the old flamingo.