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    Easy, cheap way to provide support for climbers?

    I planted peas this week. They aren't up yet (of course), but I'm wondering what I should provide for them to climb on? They are up against a concrete block fence. I want something easy and cheap if possible.
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    I've never grown peas....are they vine like? Depending on how much they grow...I would use what's in my basement! LOL I have no idea what its called....so I'll describe it. You should be able to buy one in any garden center or store with a garden center. Its metal, has three panels and folds out flat so you can stick it in the ground all along the concrete wall. It looks like a tomato cage (and i think it is one) but one that is not shaped like a cone. I used it to train cucumber plants on and it worked fine. I plant my veggies by a retaining wall and it works great.
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    Marjie, I'll check that out. It sounds like just what I need. We have Home Depot, Wal*Mart, and a local nursery. I'll call around. Thanks!
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    Is there a way to attach some twine/string? In the past, I've just woven twine back and forth between two small wooden stakes....worked well.
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    I thought about string but since that bed is against a concrete block wall, I don't know what to attach it to. I think I'll need it 3 or 4 feet high (I think). I wonder if I could sink some long poles in and run string back and forth? If I can't get something like Marjie mentioned I'll try that.
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    This morning Rebecca's Garden had a segment of growing beans vertically.
    Here is the link:

    http://www.hgtv.com/hgtv/gl_plants_v...565129,00.html
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    Great article, Lisa! Thanks!
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    We have cattle fence, so I plant mine up against that and train them to go up it. You'll love growing peas! I've grown peas and beans for years and love it.
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