Wood trellis, my first try
I had fast-growing hyacinth bean vines and not much time left to dither. So I grabbed some cheap 2x1s and 3x1s from Home Depot (I think they were around $1 each) and some left over screws and set to work.
I painted it and set it in place, and only just in time. 3 weeks later it was engulfed, and I didn't see it again until October frosts.
It doesn't look bad from a distance, but next time I'll either use thinner wood or apply a little more ingenuity to fitting them together so that the pieces don't have to stack. I think the central squares would look better if they were all on a single plane.
|Taking down a 10 foot foundation planting|
Clearly, it was too big, and too close to the garage and adjacent path. But how to get it out with the least amount of fuss and expense?
|DIY Kitchen Cart|
I looked everywhere for a kitchen cart just the right width and height and depth to fit in the spot between the stove and the fridge, and also around the gas pipe that comes out of the floor towards the back of the space. Finally I gave up and DIYed.
|Burning drainage holes|
Lacking a soldering iron, I use a candle to quickly put drainage holes in recycled plastic containers for planting seeds.