PEA FENCING AND HOW WE DO IT

SEE HOW WE JUST PLANTED PEAS

Here in the South– It is amazing that the weather can begin to change into early Spring about mid to end of February. We we watching for the weather and predicted cold as well as the moon. Right now we are in full Moon. We were watching and know the Waxing Moon was the time to plant above ground plants. So they went in last Monday. If you know about the moon cycles and planting, you wont be surprised that come this Monday we’ll plant rutabaga.

But on to the peas. We like the idea of things growing up– the peas usually will grow up the fencing and then go up and over….. You know what I mean.

So we have decided to use rebar as I am usually inclined. I like the way you can pound it in and it usually stays and does the intended job. This time I took the ten foot rebar(1/2″) and dropped it in just about two feet leaving eight feet above ground. We put a peice of fencing cut to the proper length and weaved the rebar thru. I also attached it with a few wire ties to prevent the fencing from sliding down. You can see I tried to align the ties with the angles on the rebar.

WIRE TY WITH THE ANGLE ON THE REBAR

As the fencing came off the roll it was obviously inclined to roll again and pull in the supports.

So I had some 1×2″ pine and figured they could help stabilize the fence. I measured and cut them to lenghth and drilled a hole near each end at the appropriate spot. I elongated a half inch hole to allow the rebar to just about fit into the hole. When I placed it on top of the rebar the wood need a little coaxing. Just what I wanted. So a little love tap with a hammer on top of another block was just enough to seat the wood on top of the rebar- no fasteners needed.

DRILLED 1X2 LUMBER

ONE LITTLE TAP WILL DO IT

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALL BUT ONE SEATED LIKE THIS

 

FENCING SNUGGED UP

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Now the fence was spread and no evidence of the roll factor.

Then I went about attaching the lower fencing to complete the job. This fencing is intended to support other things later after the peas have finished their early spring season.

 

With lower fencing attached and the rebar secured to the bed with a screw on clamp.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stay tuned..

 

Here we are on April 29. After a Cold snap and lots of storms in our area, These peas are going up and flowering. ¬†We’ll have peas in a week !

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Feel free to comment — I would love to hear from you !

 

2 Comments

  1. Al (Post author)

    Jo,
    Rebar is a great choice. Thanks for the comment and my best to you this year.

    Al

    Reply
  2. Jo Murphey

    I use rebar also for my fence supports.

    Reply

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