My next climber (no, not Matilda) is green beans. More creative in my seed purchasing this year as well, I bought the Fortex Green Beans which claim to be long, slender, and stringless. I can't wait to see/eat them! Ghttp://www.johnnyseeds.com/p-6614-fortex.aspx Make no mistake that although I like creative shapes and colors, my veggies are ALL chosen for taste as well! Like my dad, I used to plant my green beans in either side of a low row wire trellis. This was sufficient, but I'm curious about the teepee method for space considerations. I built a teepee out of three bamboo poles and planted 8-10 seeds around each pole. I placed the poles in two different beds so the climbing will use the least amount of space as possible. If all goes well, Matilda will LOVE the resulting tunnel even more than she likes it now!
My name is Cherie and I live in Southern Maine with my husband and two young children. I have a Master's Degree in Counseling Psychology and still have about 10k in remaining student loans to prove it. I left the field of practice three years ago, so this is not the place to be posting any suicide notes, okay? But if you want to hear about my garden and my gremlins, my pests and my problems, well then you just sit right down and read on!