Every gardener I know has extra shovels laying around, some ancient, some rusting – all ready for some excitement. My assistant, Katie, and I got busy remaking old shovels and rakes into a sustainable garden trellis earlier this summer and the result has been great!!
How To Make A “Recycled” Trellis From Old Shovels:
You will need – 3” deck screws, old shovels and rakes, and a drill
Step 2 – Predrill holes into the shovel handles that match up with where they should be hung on the fence.
Step 3 – Drill the deck screws through the predrilled holes into the fence to tightly secure the trellis.
Step 4 – Plant a climber below them. I chose Burpee Home Gardens green beans.
Special thanks to my assistants, Kate Szekely and Cruz Guttierrez who helped me put the shovels up. You are the best!
*Note – Because the FTC requires it, I am noting that Organic Mechanics Soil sponsored the soil used for this project. Burpee Home Gardens supplied the vegetables grown in the garden this season. I write many instructional stories and videos with their incredible vegetable products and donate a large portion of the vegetables to the local food pantry when harvested.