For reasons I don’t understand, trellises are almost always insanely priced. Last year, I purchased wooden trellises that had originally been $22 for $3 each from my local Ace Hardware when they were trying to get rid of all the garden stuff at the end of the season. I bought every one they had. Paco rolled his eyes when he saw them, but I knew they would be great scaffolding for climbers like cucumbers and my favorite vining zucchini—Zuchino Rampicante. It is also known as Tromboncino. It is much firmer than a regular zucchini and can also be used as a winter squash-and it makes excellent noodles. I am growing 2 vines in the high tunnel and 2 in raised beds in the main garden. These monster vines should be quite happy.
It also serves as a reminder to check out garden centers late in the season to grab the deals.