I had not personally seen a pallet trellis before, but it seemed like an easy project to help us grow vertically in the garden. We picked up some free non-treated wooden pallets from a local business (found on Craigslist). Then we removed some of the slats to accommodate the various sizes of the veggies we want to grow. Some of the pallets didn’t need this step as a few slats were conveniently missing. We leaned the pallets against each other in an A-frame shape, measured the distance we wanted at the base, and renailed the removed slats to hold it together on the sides. We know this isn’t a long term solution, but the price was right for as long as they last, and it’s reusing materials that might otherwise have been discarded.
The trellis in the picture is intended for cukes. There is more room between the pallet and the block edge than it appears. The ones for squash have wider spacing between slats and will be placed on the ground. Although the concrete blocks in the picture have uncovered holes, we aim to put cement “cap” blocks on all the raised beds. I know others will use the holes as additional growing space, but we like the look and functionality of capped block for seating while weeding and picking.
Tomorrow is the day we plan to hunt down the veggie with the reputation. The bottom and top can be served two ways, on a plate or in a vase.