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People Are Adding Easy-to-Grow Bean Pole Tents to Their Outdoor Gardens

Teaching your kids about gardening and how things grow is made even more fun with an enchanting bean pole tent. This living teepee-style creation showcases nature at work while providing a reprieve from the sun. Best of all, the tent is an easy DIY project that requires minimal materials and can be customized to whatever you’d like to grow.

As the name suggests, you’ll want to cultivate beans around your pole tent. The reasoning is that they are quick to sprout and easy to grow (as long as the weather is warm enough), so children will be able to see their handiwork take shape in seemingly no time. As the beans mature, they’ll wrap around the teepee and become strong enough to resist the wind.

To make your own bean pole tent, you’ll want to start with some basic supplies. Gather bamboo poles or wooden sticks that can be driven into the ground and leaned together to form the upright cone shape. Use sisal or twine to tie them at the top of the tent and then rocks or bricks to secure the sticks on the ground. Afterward, plant your beans in the ground and water them, keeping the soil damp as they grow.

Although we’ve outlined the basics, there are many ways to design a tent. Scroll down for inspiration and get ready to enjoy the vegetables of your labor!

Enchanting bean pole tents are a great way to teach your kids about gardening while being a fun place for them to play.

 

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These DIY tents can be made with bamboo other wooden sticks (secured with sisal or twine) and grown with a variety of beans.

 

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met and Manager of My Modern Met Store. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.

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