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The Essential Gardening Tool Kit (page 9 of 11)

While a good-quality set of tools will not do the work for you, they certainly make gardening tasks easier and more enjoyable than attempts made using inferior or unsuitable products.

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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Chicken Wire Good Choice for Climbing Pea Plants

Chicken wire supports peas.

Types of Canes and Netting

  • Bamboo canes: Arrange in wigwams or rows for climbing beans, and use to support any tall crops weighed down with fruit or in a windy spot.
  • Pea sticks: A row of hazel or birch twigs makes the perfect climbing frame for a double row of peas.
  • Chicken wire: Light wire mesh, supported by canes, is ideal for pea plants to curl their tendrils around.
  • Nylon netting: Use to protect crops from birds and rodents, and even butterflies if the mesh is fine.

 

Excerpted from Simple Steps: Vegetable Gardening

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