Pick Beans in the Shade

By chickhill
May 26, 2015

Cattle feedlot panels make a wonderful bean trellis for your vining vegetables. Pole beans and cucumbers are what we grow on ours.

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May 25, 2015 7:10 PM CST
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Name: Ann ~Heat zn 9, Sunset
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Thanks so much for this idea. Such an easy solution & I love the idea of SHADE. This would work for almost any vine I suppose.
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May 25, 2015 8:50 PM CST
Name: Linda
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You are welcome. I keep asking him to cut one in either 18 or 24 inches wide to make an arbor for a climbing rose or honeysuckle.
May 26, 2015 4:17 AM CST
Name: Vickie
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Great idea, Linda!
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May 27, 2015 4:38 AM CST
Name: Don Shirer
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Cattle/horse fencing with it's 6-inch spacing is great for supporting tomatoes and squash as well as cucumber and beans. My local lumber yard sold it in 330-ft rolls (too much!) or short panels about 5ft x 10 ft which I could barely bend over and fit into our hatchback. I didn't think of your neat arbor idea, so mine are just supported by posts at each end. They have been supporting my vine crops for the last 5 years...rusty now, but still going strong.
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