I built something! Normally, I dream it and my husband builds it, but for whatever reason I tackled this project. I saw this post on Old School Garden and had to have an obelisk for Spy Garden. BECAUSE: I had some leftover pole beans to plant, I want to grow my cucumbers up a trellis next year and MOSTLY because saying the work “obelisk” is really fun. Obelisk, obelisk, obelisk.
So technically it is not an obelisk yet as it needs a pyramid shape on the top. But I will come up with something for a topper. I built it out of bamboo that I drilled holes in (using a cordless power drill I think for the first time ever! haha) and black plastic zip ties. Two ingredients, zero dollars (since I got the bamboo for free and already had the zip ties). I cut the pieces with a hand saw.
I would not call this structure “sturdy” or “rugged” but it doesn’t really need to be since pole beans aren’t too heavy. I planted Cherokee Trail of Tears beans and some Chinese Red Noodle beans I had saved from last year. After I cleared out the garlic patch I decided to plant the rest of the beans here since the beans in the teepee area are being really dominated/shaded by the corn and squash:
Some other garden sights from yesterday:
Thin sliced and sautéed the squash with salt and pepper and put on top of a salad: very delicious!