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Old April 25, 2019   #91
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Worth, I've been reading through this thread and I have some questions I hope you can answer.
Would it be possible to modify the teepees for a slope?
If we have another rainy summer I was wondering if the teepee would hold all the weight if it becomes waterlogged(i.e. the teepee the plants the fruit)
Would it be possible to use corn row fencing in place of the twine?
I've been thinking about growing vining crops other than beans such as squash, cucumbers, tomatoes, etc on the teepees..would they hold the weight if the plants produce well?

On a slightly different topic ideas to reinforce bean teepees and trellises made from bamboo would be most welcome! 2 severe thunderstorms made mince meat of our trellises, cages, and supports last year. Replacing all those has emptied the garden budget this year.

I'm thinking about it and will come back and give answers.
One the first one is a yes you can put them on a slope.
All you need is what they call a string or line level, string and a marker.

Step one build 4 legged Tee Pee.
Put on slope where you want it.
Put string at the bottom of the up hill side leg.
Level string with it against the lower down hill side.
Make mark on leg and do the same on the other two legs.
Cut off the lower legs at mark and rotate 180°.
This should put the Tee Pee level with the world.
There are other more complected ways but this is the easiest way I know of.
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Old April 26, 2019   #92
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Ffirst I have no idea what cornrow fencing is.
I looked it up and all I could find were hair braids.

Second, the only feasible solution I can think of is to make a Tee Pee that can withstand heavy weather would be one made from good treated 4"X4"X10' lumber AKA posts.
To connect them at the top I would have to cut a compound 30°45°angle.
Then cut the 30° angles in plywood to farther support them by capping them off like a pyramid.

Then you would have to anchor them to the ground in some fashion.
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Thanks that's what several friends and pap thought as well. Corn row fencing could be known as something else. It's just what I know it as. Think chain link fencing except it's in squares I would estimate to be about 2x2" give or take a little.
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What I have called goat fence???
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