Step 5: Enjoy the show

finished trellis in a pot filled with sweet pea vines
Photo: Karen Bussolini
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Placed in a vegetable bed, a container of sweet peas adds summer-long color even as the edibles planted around it come and go. To keep the pot looking tidy as the plants climb up, just tuck in any stray shoots. Water frequently. Thyrza mixes moisture-retaining granules into the soil to help keep her pot from drying out.
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    Tools List

    • gloves
      Gardening gloves
    • hand trowel
      Trowel
    • bypass pruners
      Anvil pruner

    Shopping List

    1. Branches, which can be gathered, or can be purchased at garden centers for about $20 for a bundle of 20 to 25

    2. Terra-cotta pot

    3. Potting soil

    4. Twine

    5. Seedlings