Bamboo Bean Tent
Well it is that time of the year when you can not do a lot of planting outside. But that does not mean you shouldn’t be working in the garden. It was this time last year that I built my 7 raised beds..(ok my dad did most of the building while I held the boards). This end of the winter season it was my plan to accessorize my garden a bit. Add a little bling. So I am building some trellises for my raspberries, beans, cucumbers, squash, and what ever else I can get to climb.
This is the year of going up. And first up is my bamboo bean pole. You can go all out with designs and spend a lot of money on your trellis, but that doesn’t have to be. If you got some extra coin lying around here are some really cool ones. I like to do things on the cheap so I rummaged around at my landscaping friends house for some scraps. He had a couple older tall bamboo poles that I got for free.
I really wanted to make a teepee for my beans and hopefully end up with a little fort for the kids when they have airsoft wars in the back yard. Here is what I ended up with. The strings are double supported by my daughter and our foster daughter. This is about 7 feet out fo the ground and 3 feet in the ground with the front being open.
check out this great site with some other ideas for your trellis.