How To Build a Squash Arch


Make your garden beautiful today! The next technique we’re about to show you doesn’t involve a lot of money, nor a professional designer to visit your property for an assessment. Actually, the project suggested here will help you harvest vegetables in the future whilst aesthetically augmenting your garden. In other words, the DIY arch we’re showcasing will both make your yard pretty and prove efficient in helping you pick your vegetables once they’re ready. In the following link you will find everything you need to know on how to build a squash trellis arch DIY gardening project. Using this method will prove great with cucumbers just as well as it does with squash. Read all of the details, get some PVC pipes ready and begin building!






      • Kevin Mahoney on said:

        It is a shortened version of the original Algonquin word according to a short search on the etymology of the word.

        squash (n.1)

        gourd fruit, 1640s, shortened borrowing from Narraganset (Algonquian) askutasquash, literally “the things that may be eaten raw,” from askut “green, raw, uncooked” + asquash “eaten,” in which the -ash is a plural affix (compare succotash).


  • Gardener on said:

    Quite often I clink on times that interest me that then bring me to the Goos Home design site. However, in the site I’m unable to find the whole article or instructions.

  • Oh…i did this in my garden with cinder blocks at the base, 7′ tpost in each corner of the cinder blocks and the hog panels arched over attached to the tpost….it was so inexpensive, easy and beautiful!

  • Marlene on said:

    I’m thinking about just using for perennial flowering vine’s, different varieties different areas of the yard would look really nice

  • Cindy on said:

    I planted my tomatoes beside my chain link fence. By the end of summer the plant was 6 feet wide and went up and over the fence to the ground. Low maintenance lots of tomatoes

  • Betty Gray on said:

    I have woven wire at the end of my chain link. I let gourds climb up it & hang down. Love seeing them. Would love to have an arch.

  • Ellen Benitez on said:

    We used a cattle panel and 4 t-posts to do ours. In the photos, thats the big metal arch with the squash on it. The first two were sledge hammered into the ground at an angle pointing toward the arch, ‘pegs’ toward the arch. I pushed the arch into place while he hammered the opposite posts into place, and then adjusted the arch. It’s so heavy that it holds itself in place against the pegs. We might ziostrip it to the posts just as a precaution. Panel is roughly $23, posts $7 each. Should last 20 years.

  • Carol Hamilton on said:

    I have used an old metal carport frame with some attached page (woven) wire. I learned that if the wire is kicked out a few feet at the bottom and attached at the top my cucumbers and pole beans would just dangle underneath for easy picking in the shade. The shade was also a good place to keep lettuce, carrots, beets growing longer as summer heat advanced. Mine wasn’t very pretty, but it was a very good repurposing of a castoff item.

  • khawkey on said:

    I’ve attempt this several times , but alas… unsuccessfully. Actually, I have never had any real success with squash, zucchine, or cukes because what happens is the bugs get them in the end. Specifically, the worst is the root borer because it kills the vine at the base (and I’ve tried putting diatomaceous earth at the base in a soup can. For the bugs on the leaves, I’ve sprayed with Neem and fanatically checked the underside daily for eggs and torn off the leaf.

    What tricks do you have for success?

  • Marian on said:

    Get your wood and soak it no, soak it more. Bend it to your arch tie it up. Secure and let dry. Ya big baby. It is much easier to buy the arches and build the plant trellises around them.

  • Jesse Hamilton on said:

    You have to cut them out with a small blade and try to cover your root bases with a fabric of some sort. Mine were ruined this year as well but they still produced some good food. Good luck next year!

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