Stairway to Heaven
Delicious runner beans are easy to grow, especially once you’ve made this simple tepee to help them upwards
What you need
Runner bean seedlings (‘Lazy Housewife’ is a good choice)
Bonemeal or superphosphate
3 bamboo sticks
Rope or twine
How to do it
1. Prepare by adding a bucket of compost and a handful of bonemeal to the soil and digging it in well.
2. Push the three bamboo stakes into the ground about 30cm apart, to form a triangle.
3. Tie the top of the stakes together with the twine and then make supports for the beans by wrapping the twine around the structure, moving downwards and making a loop around each stake as you go along to prevent it from sliding down. Tie it off at the bottom.
4. Plant the beans and water well.