Structure Love in the Patch15:37:00
There are many clever and innovative ways to support your growing peas and beans in the patch, as you will see from this lovely selection I have gathered from all over the place on my Garden Gnoming Pinterest board. (links to the sources will be on this Garden Gnoming board.)
Personally for me, I love the natural, wicker teepee like structures and obelisks the best. I like the fact that they are made from things you might have lying around the place and that you could easily make one for yourself. They also have that good old country cottage charm that I want to emulate one sunny day in my very own veggie patch.
There sure are some great ideas on what you can use, recycle, make or purchase to train and support peas, beans and the like growing in your patch
Add to that some chicken wire which was originally put there to stop the chooks scratching all the seedlings and fancy that, the peas love growing on it too until they can reach my 'stake' innovation and string lines.
Check out my stakes will you.
The plan was and still is for the sweet peas and snow peas to grow along the left and fore edge of this patch so that they won't block all the sunlight from the other veggies.
I have drilled holes at all the same heights in all of the stakes...(Can work that drill by the way!!)
I think I may have anticipated the peas to grow much quicker though as they haven't hit this sting line height yet but when they do, ill be threading hay bale twine through all the holes which will then hopefully create a great wall of peas.