Teepees are a great outdoor place for kids to play, hide and relax. You can grow your own living teepee of climbing beans using of a pyramid of bamboo poles or tomato stakes. The teepee creates a fun and sheltered area to play and provides kids with delicious and healthy garden snacks too.
Here are the simple steps to create your own living teepee:
To build a pyramid shaped teepee, tie the top of 5 -10 2 m long poles or stakes together with twine and push the ends well into the soil so they’re stable and secure. Make sure there’s enough room inside the teepee for the kids!
Also wind the twine around the poles closer to the ground, to give the bean plants extra places to climb and help strengthen the teepee.
The first tasty bean pods can be picked from around 10 - 12 weeks after sowing.
Tip: Growing a potted pizza garden – use pots with good drainage holes (bigger pots are easier to look after than smaller pots), place in the pots in a nice sunny spot and fill with good quality potting mix. Feed and water your pots regularly to help keep the plants healthy.