Step 2: Add smaller branches

gardener inserts smaller branches in between the 4 taller branches
Photo: Karen Bussolini
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Insert smaller branches into the soil between each of the large ones. Any that are too short to meet at the top can be woven in. Make sure there are plenty of fine twigs for tendrils to grasp. Weave in or snip any that stick out.
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