13 DIY Cantaloupe Trellis Ideas

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We’ve got wonderful DIY Cantaloupe Trellis Ideas that will help you support your plants and get a delicious harvest!

These DIY Cantaloupe Trellis Ideas cover up all the bases! How so? There’s an idea for everyone – for small spaces, multiple plants, growing cantaloupes vertically, and much more!

DIY Cantaloupe Trellis Ideas

These trellis ideas can also be used for gourds and pumpkins, as they and cantaloupes have almost the same growth habits. 

1. Wood Trellis Idea

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Plant tall wood stakes in the ground for a sturdy frame. Then, tie thinner ones with twine to create a cage-like climbing structure like this. We found the idea here.

2. Metal Wire Trellis

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You can also make a tall structure with metal wire to support cantaloupes. But make sure it’s at least 8 feet tall. DIY here.

3. Tree Limb Trellis

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Cantaloupes need a lot of space, so an A-shaped trellis like this made with tree branches is perfect for them. It will work for pumpkins as well as these fruits have mostly the same growth habits.

4. Raised Bed Cantaloupe Trellis

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Follow this quick and easy DIY guide to learn how to recreate this raised bed trellis for your cantaloupes.

5. Vertical Trellis Idea

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Did you know you could support cantaloupes from their young age, too? This DIY trellis will help you out.

6. Wooden Sticks Trellis

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Take bamboo sticks and create a ladder structure like this image by tying them together. It’s great for melons and cantaloupes. We found it here.

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7. Metal Trellis Idea

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You can also invest in a metal one so it lasts long. This one has both vertical and horizontal bars!

8. PVC Pipe Trellis

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If you’ve got time on your hands, you can also create one using metal pipes. It can handle the weight of the plants easily. DIY here.

9. Incline Trellis for Cantaloupe

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This incline trellis will help you grow large fruits in a bed. It will also help the fruits to be in the air, saving them from diseases. Click here.

10. Ladder Trellis

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You can repurpose old ladders and attach chicken wire to them for a lovely and pretty cantaloupe trellis. Here’s the idea.

11. PVC Pipe Trellis for Cantaloupes

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Here’s a PVC pipe trellis that will support your cantaloupes and also serve as a fence for your pets.

12. U-Post Trellis

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You can make this U-Post trellis easily over the weekend. And it can support up to 8 cantaloupe plants! Find the DIY here.

13. Cradle Trellis for Heavy Plants

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Cantaloupes, Melons, Pumpkins, and other heavy plants can easily be supported with this one! Learn the build here.

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