I cut some notches, about 8" or so, from the top.
It might be helpful to have an assistant at this point to help stand up your poles while you tie them. But, if you are like me, you'll figure out something to get those buggers to stay in place while you wrap some twine around them, teepee style.
While you are assembling your bean ladder, you can wonder aloud, why it is that you let volunteer plants run your life.
These bean ladders are easy, quick, effective and cheap (or free). I kinda liked the look of them in the garden. I might just throw the seed out next time and put little huts over them as they grow. Or not. Who has time for that??
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