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Simple trellis for green beans

Brenda Groth
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Joined: Feb 01, 2009
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Location: North Central Michigan
    
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ordered POLE beans this year, OP so I can save seed and I will be trying a new trellis system..used lattice in the past and it is a bugger to remove the old vines..so..I'll see IF i can find some twin around otherwise wonder if crochet yarn would work, got a lot of that and it sure would be colofrul eh? Most of my yarns are natural fibers.


Brenda

Bloom where you are planted.
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Alex Ames


Joined: Feb 24, 2012
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My off centered, semi tepee style is working good so far with room for corn to
grow on one side of the bed. Beans are starting to run!


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Bob Kay


Joined: Aug 02, 2012
Posts: 1
Cool layout. I may try the trelis technique next year.
I've been using old bicycle rims atop tall posts (or poles)
I tie a string (natural twine) in each quadrant of the rim and let it dangle. 1 or 2 beans at the string.
It's amazing how the bees find the flowers.. I find beans in every hidden spot.
Best taste and growing is Blue Lake pole beans ... mmm .. pick 'em young.
In the fall I cut the plants at ground level and leave the roots in the ground to help with nitrogen (legumes),
plant and string goes to compost.
 
 
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