GROW: The Book
What is the best way to arrange poles in the garden for growing green beans (pole beans)?
We have them on a polyester gridded trellis this year, but are going to replace the netting with cattle panels after the harvest. Not only are cattle panels more durable, but it is evidently a lot easier to get the vines off of them after harvest.
I do what I call my bean jungle but we also use cattle panels. My jungle is about a 30 foot row of bamboo tripods. Each bamboo cane is 8 feet, this year I used one cane across the top of 2 tripods for extra support I use twine or string to keep it all together and then wrap each tripod with twine. I thin to three plants at the base of each leg. The panels we just zip tied to 2 fence posts. I have used them for all sorts of things beans, peas, cucumbers and my husband trains our blackberries to them.
I think your teepee will do great. I love that they look like a tree by the end of the season.
Thank you! We bought metal fencing posts as a stabilizing center and wooden slats to secure as a three legged “teepee” to the top of the center post. I’m planning to plant 3 pole bean plants at the base at each slat and hope they entwine as they grow to the apex of the “tepee”. I see what your thoughts were. I’d love to know how the mote stable cattle panels work! Keep in touch please! ♥️
Thank you @Dani ! I love your idea! I can see how versatile these techniques could be. SO glad i asked! What a great group ♥️