Giant Edible Trellis Project: Week Twenty-Six


Giant Edible Trellis Week 26

My nephew Aussie with our giant New Guinea Bean

It’s been 26 weeks since we started our Giant Edible Trellis Project. That’s half a year! The time has flown, but we’ve had buckets of produce from this small space.

Our tromboncino plants are still producing dozens of fruit. The new guinea beans are also quite prolific. The large new guinea bean has slowed its growth, but is now a whopping 122 cm long.

The potimarron pumpkins are almost ready for picking.

The moon and stars watermelon vines have some small fruit set on them. However, the fruit are showing signs of powdery mildew. I’m not sure if the fruit will amount to anything.

Most of the leafy greens have gone to seed. The rainbow chard is still looking fantastic and colourful at the base of the trellis.

There’s no sign of the giant tree tomatoes ripening yet. Hopefully, we’ll get a few more sunny days to help them ripen soon.

Most of the plants on the giant edible trellis are reaching the end of their productive cycle. We’ll definitely be trying this again next summer, but with a few variations. Stay tuned for a wrap-up of the entire project, including a list of what worked well and what didn’t work so well.

For more information on the inspiration behind this project and the rough plan, check out our original Giant Edible Trellis Project Blog Entry.

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