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I like to think I’m kinda like Bob Villa

I used to love watching home improvement shows, specifically Bob Villas, when I was around 15 years old. I like to think that one day, maybe, all of that knowledge on how to set hardwood floors and restore joists will be of use for me.

I also like to think that I put some of my skill learned from him into identifying a problem and solving it.

The problem I have, is that I planted cucumbers in my Earth Box my dad sent me a week ago. They are doing well and had started to climb up my railing on my patio... Thats not bad, per say, but its not good either. The issue with this, is if and when I go to harvest the cucumbers, I cannot pull the box away from the railing to get better access since the railing is fixed.

My solution? Design a 'fence' and let them climb that.

I designed up a sketch at the office using PVC and chicken wire, and put it into production today. Aside from having a few (like, 5) extra parts and not enough PVC (missing a foot for a stability leg on center post), it went together really well!

Here are some pictures... its hard to tell the cucumbers up fornt from the okra in the back since they are both short... Eventually, hopefully, the difference will be made obvious.

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