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DIY Trellis Cage

  • Written by  Marsea Traun

Outdoor growers know that trellis cages can be extremely useful in supporting plants as they battle the elements. But trellising has useful indoor applications as well when managing your canopy for best light exposure, or supporting stalks that are holding up a bountiful harvest.

Here’s how to make a quick trellis system that any indoor grower can use:

Step one: gather your supplies

Four bamboo barsFour bamboo barsBamboo Rods - We recommend bamboo because it is a durable and water-resistant wood that is also flexible. Get poles that are at least six inches longer than the anticipated height of your plant.



strings from nylonstrings from nylonNylon String - The length you need will depend on the height of your poles and width of your pot or the area around your plant(s) if they are planted straight into the dirt. However, 25 feet of nylon should be enough for small to medium-sized plants.

 

 

 

 

Bamboo poles placed into potBamboo poles placed into potStep two: place your poles

Stick three to four bamboo poles into the corners of your pot or around the perimeter of your plant, leaving room for growth in both width and height.

 

 

Tied bamboo polesTied bamboo poles

Step three: Tie Your Poles Together

Take a small amount of your nylon string and tie your poles together like a teepee.

 
 
 
 
Bamboo poles stacked in a pot with vegetation Bamboo poles stacked in a pot with vegetation Step Four: Wrap Your Structure in String

Starting at the top, wrap your string like Christmas lights around the outside of your bamboo teepee. This will create “steps” for your plant to climb and create a structure to keep even top-heavy plants from falling over. Stick three to four bamboo poles into the corners of your pot or around the perimeter of your plant, leaving room for growth in both width and height. Take a small amount of your nylon string and tie your poles together like a teepee.

 



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