I think it is time for the 1st gardening post of 2013, don’t you?
Make a Garden Bean Pole
I know spring officially begins on March 20th but this weekend begins Daylight Saving Time and for alot of us who have trouble with sun deprivation in winter this means we can now get outside after work and it will still be light. I did a brief gardening post on Google+, which if you haven’t checked out yet [Google+that is], you really should. I was a bit hesitant since I am so behind the learning curve in computer smarts, and then I tried it and I love it! I think it will certainly exceed Facebook in popularity over the next couple of years for all the reasons we don’t like Facebook.
Anyway on to gardening. Here are my garden beds today, kinda looks like a cemetery plot but it is my garden in winter not much winter gardening going on here!
Here is the beanpole today, March 7, or the snowpole if you will.
I found the directions for this beanpole in this book, which I did check and see if it was available on Amazon, because it is full of awesome stuff for the garden, but no mention of it. Maybe ebay has it or check used books it does have several very good structures for the garden with very good directions. A perfect DIY garden decor book.
So my recommendation for my 1st gardening post of 2013 is that you make yourself a beanpole and grow some beans over the summer. The kids will love it [the neighbors will be intrigued] and you can make up all sorts of stories about Jack and his beanstalk now that you have your own! If you plan now you will have time to make the pole [awesome garden art too] and grow a great crop of beans.
This beanpole is 10 ft. 10 inches tall but I am going to build another one on the opposite end of the garden and make that one 12 ft tall because things really do grow that tall here! I must correct myself because this is actually the 2nd gardening post [1st was about Gardening Book Recommendations][ Check that post out it has a Great Gardening Book Giveaway!] not the 1st gardening post of 2013.
Happy Garden Planning and enjoy the longer days ahead.