Step 4: Fill in

lettuce is planted in the center of the pot and then filled with sweet pea vines
Photo: Karen Bussolini
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Insert another round of little branches to fill in any holes. Tuck in, tie, or trim stray twigs on the inside, as needed. Plant sweet peas (or other vines). Thyrza also plants the center with lettuce, which fills the space quickly and can be harvested before the sweet peas take over.
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    Tools List

    • gloves
      Gardening gloves
    • hand trowel
      Trowel
    • bypass pruners
      Anvil pruner

    Shopping List

    1. Branches, which can be gathered, or can be purchased at garden centers for about $20 for a bundle of 20 to 25

    2. Terra-cotta pot

    3. Potting soil

    4. Twine

    5. Seedlings