GROW O'ahu

Island Style Gardening and Plant-Based Living

Cucumbers with a Destination


Store-bought garden trellising is almost always a complete rip-off.  And in our climate, wood trellises last about 6 months and metal ones perhaps one year.  But then they rot or rust away and there goes $30.  So my cucumber trellises better be CHEAP.

As in, free.

We started with some leftover green fencing (it’s been around for awhile), and some wood from our free pallets.  My sweetheart sanded them nicely so no one gets splitters.  He’s so thoughful.

And then I went searching for a way to fasten the thing to the Green Box Garden.  After searching through several other boxes of nicely organized screws and nails, I was left with only The Last Resort Fastener Box.

But it all turned out fine, though we were past dark getting the trellis attached.  It was a perfect after-dinner mini-project and I only had to ask my son once, “Please don’t swing that hammer near Daddy’s head while he’s using the drill.”

Hang on tight cukes! You guys are going places.

Oh, and we only broke one drill bit.  I’m such a brute with power tools.


Author: Carmen

Things I love: justice in all forms; flowers; locally grown food; cloth-diapering; breastfeeding; feminist theory; outdoor play; beaches; wine; Divine interventions; 4-H and coffee. Things I loathe: racism; homophobia; toxic crap; misogyny; litterbugs; the zombie apocalypse and pitbull-haters. My formal education is in sociology, gender studies, and public policy. I'm also a Lactation Educator; 4-H Youth Development coordinator a Certified Master Gardener and a graduate of a Permaculture Design Course. I've been blogging for several years on dozens of topics- everything from women's health to breed-specific legislation. But the thing I like to write about most is my gardening, food adventures and my kids. So there you have it. Please be kind. Thanks.

6 thoughts on “Cucumbers with a Destination

  1. LOVE the label on your tupperware box of hardware. LOL. Hope your cukes have a great season.

  2. I love the last photo of the cucumber clinging on! And the trellis looks like it will do a great job

  3. the ‘clinging cuke’ pic is awesome!


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