The green bean tee-pee does work! Saw it in my gardening book several years ago and thought nah. Saw it on here and figured why not. Just plant pole beans around the base of the sticks after the dirt is mounded up good. I used cane poles and stuck them 4-6 inches in the ground and lashed them with hay bailing twine. Beans generally fall to inside to pick and kids love the "secret hiding fort" it has grown to create. Unique conversation piece as well!!!