Adding Hardware and Wire to the Raspberry Trellis
Here’s the hardware I used.
A carriage bolt to hold the cross member to the post. And two eye bolts for the ends of the cross members on one post. To tension the wires on the other post I use these little wire vices.
For the 4″ eye bolts I drill into the ends of the two cross members of one post with a 5/16th bit.
And snug the nut with a flat washer and a lock washer.
An 8″ eye bolt will go through the post so, I used a longer bit. This one was 3/8’s. This lower wire will support the newly planted bushes and a watering line.
On the opposing post, I open up the 3/8’s hole to 7/16’s so the barrel of the wire vice will fit.
And I’ll use this 7/16’s bit for the wire vices on the ends of the cross members as well.
They can be held in place with some small screws.
Planting Raspberry Bushes
Now it’s time to plant the raspberry bushes. So it’s just digging a lot of holes here.
We screened some well composted horse manure and Marilyn added that to the holes to give the bushes a better start.
We get a lot of afternoon wind, so the trellises should really help to support these bushes.