bwhite829 wrote:I don't have alot of room and would like to grow some vining edamame if it exists and some vining kidney beans and trellis some squash and pumpkins. I have a source of unlimited stakes but don't know how complicated or durable a teepee trellis would be. I figure lean them up longways with one large limb on the top and several tied longways to make a lattice style teepee trellis? Is this doable and durable? Investment would be a few dollars for twine if I can't find a suitable vine to use to tie them together. Thanks for the input.
To my knowledge, soybeans used for edamame don't grow on vines but low lying plants that can be planted very close together. I grow a couple crops of soybeans a year and use them exclusively for edamame.
As for using things for stakes, when I did that I would use willow branches taken from the Mississippi batture between the levee and waters edge. Willow trees grow quite easily in that area. I now have a couple large wood frame, hog wire covered trellises that I plant cucumbers and pole beans.