The bean tepee remains the classic method for growing pole beans. Use three unpeeled saplings or store-bought bamboo poles, 8 feet long and 1 inch in diameter. Place 3 feet apart in triangular formation, and tie the tops together with a strong twine.
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Melissa Jordan-Reilly has been a writer for 20 years, both as a newspaper reporter and as an editor of nonprofit newsletters. Among the publications in which she has published are, "The Winsted Journal," "Taconic" and "Compass Magazine." A graduate of the University of Connecticut, Jordan-Reilly also pursues sustainable agriculture techniques and tends a market garden at her Northwestern Connecticut home.