When we moved last year we were excited about the different fruits we had growing at our house. We had these grape vines that were just sitting all over the ground. We needed to build grape trellis to keep the grapes from going to waste before we had a chance to eat them.
They had bricks around them (not sure why, we removed them all after this project was done).
So when they produced fruit last year, they were laying all over the ground and we weren’t able to reach all the grapes very well, so we decided to build a trellis this year.
What you will need:
3 posts to the size of your liking (we went with round 6″ posts) 2 for the ends and one for the top
holes to put the posts in (use some sort of post hole digger)
fencing that you like (we went with horse fencing for the spacing and look)
ties (to tie the grape vine if needed)
drill bit and drill
staples (the kind you hammer, not the kind you staple)
Since our grape vine was already in the ground, we measured away from the plant and dug the holes for the posts on either side of the vine. We also made sure they were on the end of the length of the fencing and centered on either side.
Bring the fencing over and put it into place.
Use those hard staples and hammered them into the vertical poles, making sure they were level.
The 3rd pole had to be cut so that it fit on the top of the fence.It should rest on the fence (so you can drive those staples in and support the vertical poles from bowing.
Drill pilot holes for the bolts to go through. Put the lag bolts into hold the whole thing together.
Where the fun begins
This is when the trellis is done and you can now have fun, weaving the grape vine through to help train it.
You will want to evenly place it through the fencing so that the grapes have a place to grow.
We made two of these for both of our grape vines and look forward to all the grapes we are going to easily find this year on the vines.