Simple Bamboo Trellis

Bamboo poles make an excellent garden trellis.

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Bamboo Trellis: Multiple Uses

The bamboo tripod is very versatile. Tie a piece of twine to the top and wrap it in a spiral around the three poles, giving your vining plants something else to cling to. Or you could set up a series of tripods and connect them at the top with other bamboo poles, making a larger trellising system that's perfect for peas, cucumbers, melons—even tomatoes. For more vertical gardening ideas, check out Derek Fell's book, Vertical Gardening.