Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Green Bean Teepee!

I love green bean teepees.  We had one in the backyard when I was younger and it was really fun.  These are super easy to make, great for kids and plus they're a creative and adorable way to grow yummy legumes.

What you will need:

  • 5-6 bamboo polls or garden rods
  • garden twine
  • soil
  • pots (if not putting polls into the ground)
  • seeds
You'll want to start by arranging your polls and tying the twine around the top to secure them.  They will slide a little, but that won't matter once you have them in the ground.  Pick a place in the yard that gets plenty of sunlight and arrange your polls to the width you want the teepee.

Using the garden twine, start from the top and wrap the twine around the teepee.  This will give the beans something to grow and spread out on other than just the polls.  Pull it tight as your go around the teepee.  The string might loosen a little bit, but you can always tighten it with tape.  Leave one section open for a little door!

Weed the circle around the teepee.  It doesn't have to be perfect, but you don't want the beans and peas battling with the unwanted weeds!  After weeding, you can push the polls down into the ground.  If you want to plant in pots, buy a pot for each poll, and just plant the beans in the pots.  No weeding necessary for that method!

 Lay your soil down and plant the beans!  I planted peas and green beans.  You could also plant some flowers around it too, if you wanted!  After about 7-10 days, you should see some results!  I'll be laying some mulch down soon to help keep that grass under control.


  1. That looks really cool! Love that idea!

    1. Thank you, Julie! I look forward to seeing it grow! They are super fun. If you do one, please share pics on my Facebook page or twitter!