COOL SUMMER HIDEAWAY
Summer time means long, hot days and lots of time spent outside. Wouldn’t it be great to have your own hideaway? Somewhere quiet to read a book or have a rest. Grow a bean teepee and you’ll have a cool summer hideaway that you can eat!
Max grew his bean teepee on the lawn but you can grow one in a patch of soil. Here’s how he did it.
1 Pick a sunny patch of garden - if it’s a lawn, get an adult to dig out a circle shape. 2 Make your circle into a ‘seed bed’ by digging the soil with a garden trowel until its nice and crumbly OR if you have dug out a circle in the lawn, fill the hole with planting mix or topsoil from the garden. 3 Make your teepee shape with long bamboo stakes or pieces of wood tied at the top. 4 Plant your beans and flowers straight into the soil - Max used a mix of climbing beans and Sweet Peas. 5 Wind some string around the bamboo stakes - this is what your beans will climb on! 6
Don’t forget to water them! 7 Wait a little while and soon you’ll have beans winding their way all over your teepee. They grow really quickly!