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First, stake a few long sticks into the ground in a circle. Next, tie the ends of the sticks together with a piece of rope.

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Then, you need to plant a few long bean seeds around the tepee’s frame. After several days, you will see new plants sprouting around your tepee’s frame.



Just make sure that the long bean plants get enough water and some fertilizer.

Congrats! Your long bean tepee is now completed! Invite some of your friends to have a tepee-warming picnic. Enjoy your time! :-)

Updated on April 2, 2012:

The beans will take around 7-14 days to germinate. As soon as the seedlings appear, make sure that you protect them from the attack of slugs.

Loosely tie the beans to the poles when they are several inches in height. They should then find their own way up.

Once the plants attain to the top of the tepee, that is about 7-8 weeks, you should nip the growing ends off. Make sure you properly water them during a dry patch. This is particularly necessary when the pods start to form up.

For a more attractive and colorful pole, you could interplant some climbing flowering plants around it.

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