Rainbow Trellis

by Daisy

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I’m not sure what got into me, but I went all playschool on my new tomato trellis.

We’ve given over three entire beds to tomatoes this year.  The two flanking beds have stakes that are simply painted 2×2’s.  I wanted to break up the monotony, so I screwed together some scrap lumber into a shape with some more angles for the center tomato bed.

It’s simply a two-by-four the length of the bed, with 2×2 legs screwed to each end and in the middle.  I took scrap pieces of trim or what-not and screwed horizontal braces around each side to support the tomatoes and to stabilize the whole thing.

I’m usually not much of a crazy color person, but after I primed it, I got a bunch of little 2 oz. bottles of yard and garden paint at the hobby store and went wild.

Now what I really want to see is how it looks dripping with juicy tomatoes!



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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

whit April 29, 2010 at 8:31 am

Oh, what a joyful trellis you’ve made! It’s gorgeous! And with tomatoes hanging off of it, they will be like the pot full of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Amy April 29, 2010 at 9:04 am

Love the trellis. hopefully we’ll have tomatoes in our garden. This will be our first family garden. I am so excited!

ranch101 April 29, 2010 at 9:55 am

It’s lovely. I really like it.

Jaspenelle April 29, 2010 at 10:35 am

Love love LOVE it! But then I have an immense weakness for rainbow colors. Can’t wait to see it with tomatoes either!

maureen April 29, 2010 at 11:07 am

What a HAPPY trellis….love it!!!

Danielle Michelle April 29, 2010 at 11:41 am

Love it!

Angie April 29, 2010 at 11:50 am

Beautiful. You will have to update when you have tomatoes. 🙂

elaine April 29, 2010 at 12:09 pm

More color in the garden is always a good thing! That’s going to look amazing with tomatoes ripening in it. Looks super sturdy too.

Tanya Walton April 29, 2010 at 3:05 pm

I think this is going to look great once it’s filled as it alreadu looks pretty fine..you must show photos later in the year!!

Rachel April 29, 2010 at 4:55 pm

I’m planting tomatoes in containers for the first time this year. I’d love if you’d share any other advice on tomato tending.

Adorable trellis. I’m seriously inspired to make a mini-version for my balcony plants 🙂

Katy April 29, 2010 at 5:50 pm

Looks like your garden is well on it’s way….I better get moving!!!

CrunchyBread April 29, 2010 at 10:19 pm

I would never have thought of doing that. That is pure GENIUS! 😀

JavaLady April 29, 2010 at 11:38 pm

PRETTY!! Please DO post pics when there are tomatoes growing in there. Good Job !

Handful April 30, 2010 at 3:45 pm

Can’t wait to see it dripping with tomatoes!

rowena___. April 30, 2010 at 7:41 pm

thank you for this recipe! i wonder if it would be good with swiss chard? i have swiss chard on the brain.

Jody Senna May 5, 2015 at 7:19 am

This is so cute! I realize that it was created 5 years ago, so I was wondering how it worked out for you? Did the design hold up your tomato plants well? And do you have to cover your plants to protect them from birds, squirrels, etc?

Daisy May 5, 2015 at 1:04 pm

Jody Senna–Thanks! It held up pretty well. I’ve since repurposed it for other things, but it did the job fine. I never cover my tomatoes because I don’t seem to have much trouble with squirrels and birds, etc., on my tomatoes, and just hand pick the tomato worms works fine.

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