My recycled bean pole - made from recycled materials was a low cost project that has been admired all over the world so it seems logical to blog how to make one.
The flowers the bean plants produce are great for attracting bees to your garden and while the plants are flowering, your garden is filled with a bloom of colour that will be the envy of neighbours and fellow gardeners.
Below is a very easy to follow instruction guide - have fun building this for yourself and sit back and wait for your garden to bloom and produce an abundance of beans for your dining table.
Have fun with this project and make sure you involve your children if appropriate as this is an ideal garden for children.
Please like and share this project with yor friends.
xox Denise Anglesey
Designer @ Denise H
Recycled Bike Wheel Rim with spokes
A metal pipe that is high enough for bean vine
to grow up and the wheel bolt fits into snuggly
String | Scissors to cut the string to size
A wooden frame (I used an old pallet with the otter boards removed so I was left with a retangle boarder).
Hammer to knock your pole into the ground
This project cost me $2
I found the bike wheel at a local second hand shop, The pipe was under our house. (if you need to purchase a length of pipe to do this project it will not be expensive). A recycled pallet which I found at a business near by. String from my sewing kit.
Place your wooden frame onto the spot in your garden where you wish to grow your beans.
As this is a feature piece of art you may find a spot suitable in any place in your garden as it will be covered in flowers for a while before producing produce to eat.
Everyone who has visited my garden has loved my recycled bean pole.
Totally suitable to hide edible plants into your front yard garden without offending neighbours.
Place the Pole into the centre of your wooden frame.
Hammer the pole into the ground until the pole stands firm.
Place your bike wheel onto the pole.
Please note that your bike wheel will be able to spin until you have put all the strings in place - then it will stay firm
with only slight movement.
Fasten strings between each spoke and run the string down and under the frame and bring to back up to the top of the spokes where you started so you have a double sided strands on each side of the wooden frame.
Tie off at the top and trim the strings back.
Plant climbing beans into the centre middle part of the frame beside each string. Plant dwarf beans on the outside of the frame as these will only grow slightly up the outside strings.
This fills in the whole of the frame and gives a unique dimensional look to your bean pole and is very pretty when everything is in flower with different colours. I chose Scarlet Runner, Dwarf Green and Dwarf Beans.
I grew everything from seed so while I was waiting for them to be suitable for planting I placed a layer of manure, compost and then wood chips over the entire area so I wouldn't need to water as much through summer.
My harvest from this one area has filled one whole draw in our freezer for winter. Blanching method was mixed beans cut up whole and frozen. (I picked the beans when they were medium sized so they were still tender enough to eat).