Bean Teepee Spring Planting is done.

For those that are newer readers, the Bean Teepee is coming into its 3rd year on the farm.. its outstanding and I will have at least a few more of them on the farm in the future.

Today we cleaned up the beds, dug out and moved three more rose’s from the beds (this are had a touch of wilder alberta rose growing there which moved out when we made it but we have never yet got all the roots and so last year I decided to let it go and this spring I have three lovely clumps of roses bushes dug out and ready to be transplanted up into the food forest rows.

Then we planted it out, for the spring planting, we have put the sugar pea’s into the gate garden so its regular 4 foot climbers for the teepee garden this spring, they will be in harvest mode and will be out by the end of june, in the first week of june I will interplant them with climber beans and a few climbing flowering vines and then snip the pea plants ground level.

The twine only lasted two years so this year I will restring it but its can be done in the next two weeks.

In the middle row this year, we have planted out broad Beans, they on average grow 4 feet tall with white flowers (for the front 4 beds) nine plants per with the last 5th bed it will grow self-sown lettuce.

The rest of the bed has had dill and wild flower mix scattered over it.. it should be a riot of colors, heights and those lovely feathery dill plants..  I think it will be a touch messy, very productive an some eye candy to boot.

The wild flower mix was picked with care, almost everything is harvestable for later use in the kitchen or pantry in some way or to be cut and used for flowers in the house.

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5 Responses to Bean Teepee Spring Planting is done.

  1. Widdershins says:

    Love your bean teepee’s. 😀

  2. J & D > Each of us remembers fondly the runner bean wigwams/teepees (apparently they are, in ‘proper’ horticultural parlance, known as pylons) in our respective childhood family gardens. We’ve tried them here in South Uist, but even in the walled garden the conditions are too windy for pollination and not warm enough for strong growth. The vines never reach anywhere near the top, don’t fill out, and above all the flowers form but drop away without forming beans. Sadly, we’ve had to give up on that. It’s lovely to read of you busy with all those spring tasks.

  3. For every year the plan seems a little more clear; ) LOVE the direction it’s taking you! (A feast for all the senses: )

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