Healthy Kids

Asian-inspired bamboo trellis

Bring the influences of Asia to your corner of the world with this Asian-inspired herbs and vegetable trellis.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation


What to do

    1. Mark out a 1 m square on a bare surface.

    2. Lay out the 4 × 1.2 m poles to make the square, with 0.2 m extending over at the corners, and lash them together with cable ties or twine where they cross.

    3. Take the thinner 1.2–1.8 m bamboo canes and lash them across the square, like struts. This is the top piece.

    4. Mark out a 1 m square on the prepared garden bed.

    5. Take the four thickest bamboo poles and push them into the ground at the corners of the square.

    6. Have two adults lower the top piece over the four upright bamboo poles, then lash the structure together at the corners.

    7. Tie some horizontal wool lines around three sides of the structure for decoration and support. Leave the fourth side open.

    8. Plant the area with your chosen Asian-inspired plants.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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