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Sunny trellis for vegetables.

The narrow strip between a gravel path and an adjacent south-facing garage wall was the only place with enough sun to grow summer vegetables in the garden pictured above. And even there the space was tight.

To stretch the space enough to plant squash, sunflowers, potatoes, and tomatoes, the owner put in a simple trellis and planted along its base.

Made from cedar 2-by-2s to match the garage's siding, the trellis has four vertical members held out from the wall by foot-long, braced horizontals. To support the vegetables, the verticals were drilled through and strung with braided clothesline, like a warp on a loom.

Potatoes are left to tumble out onto the path, while sunflowers grow up and show themselves where there's room; tomatoes and squash are loosely tied to the clothesline, where they grow and fruit.
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