Mimi Sue's Cottage

A home is much more than a house built of lumber, brick, or stone. A home is made of love, sacrifice, and respect. We are responsible for the homes we build. We must build wisely, for eternity is not a short voyage. There will be calm and wind, sunlight and shadows, joy and sorrow. But if we really try, our home can be a bit of heaven here on earth. Thomas S Monson







Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Green Bean Support

This summer we've had our big backyard project to work on so we didn't want to spend too much time or energy on a vegetable garden. But we felt like we needed to throw a few tomato plants, peppers, pumpkins, and grean beans in the ground and see what would happen. So we did.

Instead of installing posts and string for the greenbeans we found an old wooden ladder we had sitting in the garage and shoved the legs in the ground so it wouldn't tip over. That took all of two minutes. (Please ignore any weeds)



And I had this old flower cage in the shed, that got shoved into the ground too. Another two minute job.

They don't seem to mind climbing up the ladder.

15 comments:

GRAMS said...

That's fun. You're not going to can them again this year are you?
Had fun yesterday. Thanks

Gayle said...

We always grow bush beans so we don't have to find something for them to grow on, but they're not as picturesque as with your ladder. CUTE!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Too cute! Love the ladder idea.

Donna said...

Great idea, Mimi! Love it.

Hugs,
Donna

Ms EM said...

what a great idea!!! Love your new blog look!

Sue said...

Hi Sue...I can't grow a thing here in Georgia..the weather is so stinkin hot that when we got back from Jersey this week our front lawn was so dry that the dirt looked actually white....you couldn;t get a shovel in that if you used dynamite....but I do love your use of the ladder...very clever!...glad you liked the Cake Boss post...that was a real experiance...

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

And I plant my seeds and rarely ever see them come up. I must try your way!
Brenda

Linda said...

What a great idea! Looks great, too!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

How fun that you've been photographing the progression. I'm sorry I've been so MIA this Summer. But I loved catching up over here. The Post about your 90 year-old neighbor really got me!!! I needed that story today...what a cute little trooper. : )
Take care, Mimi Sue.
Mary Lou

Shayanne said...

That's a great idea Mini!! I am so lucky I get to drive by your house whenever I want! :)

Annie said...

What a great idea! Love the vines climbing up the ladder!

Lorilee said...

Great ideas! My veggie garden is currently waist high weeds! It is appaling.
Blessings,
Lorilee

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

I love the idea of using a ladder in the garden!

cindy-todoslosninos.blogspot.com said...

Oh that ladder is so awesome and I love green beans. I've got to go to Farmington tomorrow too. Shall we meet??????

big hugs
cindy@stitches

Sandy said...

What a wonderful idea!!!!! Wish I could grow vegtables like this! No space....but I sure can come over and enjoy yours! I came over from Joyce at Scrap for Joy....:) Sandy