Monday, September 10, 2012

To Pee around a Tee Pee?

So I really wanted to make a garden tee pee this year. You know, with morning glories and green beans, fun project for the girl.
Here's a great image of one that sold me...

We planted in the Spring with green bean sprouts that we germinated. They were going great, that is until..deer came and ate the majority of them overnight! My girl was really upset. She had tended to the plants all Spring and half of the Summer, only to have them disappear overnight.
Luckily, the Morninglory's that we planted really took off fast & we were able to add more fairly quickly.
Here's the status of our tee pee now...
I'm really hoping it will fill in more before it gets too cold to get inside and enjoy.
We used 6ft. bamboo poles and we speng maybe 2 hours setting it up. This is so easy to do & it's something you can do with small kids.
The fun part was adding the string (and ribbon) around the tee pee for the vines to climb & then checking on them each day. It's amazing what grows overnight!
Ehow has a great tutorial on how to put one together. A great idea for kiddos and so fun to hang out in and harvest too!
We did enjoy a handful of green beans from the tee-pee, we ate them outside frsh off of the vine...they are better that way, says the girl.
Now, the title of this post is a bit odd, no? A neighbor told us to put urine or human hair in a parameter around the tee pee to ward off deer. many questions about this one.



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