Boz is a big fan of green beans and the pole bean trellis (but for different reasons). Lucky for me, the green beans form two feet off the ground.
My Fortex and Romano green beans have sprouted, and they are looking for my support–something I’ve come to expect in a good pole bean.
After trying all kinds of structures and contraptions–trellises, teepees, stakes, sticks, wattles, and poles–I’ve found a great solution for a long row of pole beans. It’s my tomato trellis, modified with vertical rungs of bamboo poles.
- Drive two metal end stakes into the ground the distance of the bean run, securing three wires between each pole.
- The wires are spaced a foot apart beginning a foot from the soil.
- Then, take tall sticks or bamboo poles and weave them vertically between the wires, forcing one end firmly into the ground for added support.
- Alternate the wire weave action in the next bamboo pole, working my way down the row. This creates strong tight wires to support the vertical bamboo/stick trellis.
- A couple months later, and you’ll be enjoying easy pickin’s.
What I was blogging about one year ago: When My Coffee Cup Takes a Walk