I couldn't decide how to support my Cherokee Trail of Tears beans, I consulted the Genie, should I have a row of criss-cross poles as used for runner beans, or a row of equally spaced poles with wool in between or a wig wam, wig wam was the the firm response. I arranged to borrow some bean poles from my neighbour and set off to the plot. I dug a nice patch of ground over and began to stick the poles in the ground as far as I could. The Genie warned me to be very careful as the poles can splinter very quickly and cause nasty accidents so with this in mind I stuck them in as far as I could without too much force.
As usual I hadn't given much thought as to how I was going to create the wig-wam apart from stick the poles and tie them around the top.
I am short, there is no escaping it and five foot person has trouble tying up a seven foot wigwam, so I got a chair to stand on seemed perfectly reasonable until I stood on the chair and sank into the freshly dug soil !
I managed to tie in all but one of the canes and I as I tried to turn around to grab the last cane I realised that I was trapped inside my creation. Feeling pretty stupid and thankful that I was on my own I managed to wriggle out of my trap and eventually got the chair out ! After tying in the final cane I stepped back and admired my creation, whilst I'll admit it is a bit scraggy at the top its there and hopefully it will withstand the weight of the beans and the wind.