First, do NOT use bamboo poles for pole bean teepees if the bamboo poles are in their third year. :nono: Second, NOTHING tastes like the first green bean from the garden -- even if it was only 2 inches long. IT WAS SO GOOD!!! :dance: Third, there is nothing more gratifying than participating in Creation by planting a few seeds and reaping a bountiful harvest (even if some sharing with critters and bugs is part of the package). :angel: Finally, go wash up now because noodling around in the garden by the cucumbers and squash and beans will make you ITCHY!!! :flame: Pony!