Staking Pole Beans
Pole beans. I love them, and they love to be off the ground. I have devised a very quick and easy way to keep them up, it was also really cost effective for us since we had PILES of bamboo laying around that my grandpa saved for us for years. Even though he is gone, he is still contributing to my madness!!! I think that he would love that we FINALLY used the bamboo. I had Woodman cut the bamboo to 2-foot lengths and then I cross-hatched them to make a short teepee kind of shape for them to climb. It looks so pretty. Sometimes I catch myself staring at the farm, it is really gorgeous and I wonder how I ever had anything to do with it.
Next year I have plans...marvelous plans...involving bamboo and pole beans!!! But I can't tell you now, it would ruin the surprise.
The beans are loving it. They have wrapped their sweet little vines around the bamboo and are climbing away. I am hoping to have beautiful long beans in the next few weeks! Stay tuned...