Our new Pea Tunnel
A fun way to grow peas: The Pea Tunnel. This innovative trellis makes the most of tight garden spaces and fits nicely in a 3′ to 4′ raised bed. Plant a row of peas on each side and they’ll climb up and over. Set up several in a row to create a longer tunnel.
In the meantime, plant fast-maturing spinach and salad greens underneath.
The trellis is made of plastic-coated steel with nylon netting. Simple to assemble; you can take it apart for off-season storage. Dimensions: 47″ L x 23-1/2″ W x 56″ H overall.
How Plants Climb: Climbing plants climb in particular ways: some wrap, some adhere, and some curl. Learn to recognize which plants do what, so you can choose the right kind of trellis or support.
How to Grow Sweet Peas from Seed: If you want to grow flowers from seed, start with sweet peas. The large seeds are easy to manage and most varieties germinate readily. Plus, the resulting blooms are gorgeous and sweetly scented.