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    Minerva is offline Seedling
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    Default How big do drawf French beans get?

    I've got some builder's buckets that are 12 inches wide and about the same deep. Is it best to grow one or two (or more?) plants in per pot?

    Thanks for any advice!

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    I'd put 3 ...4 at a push in there.
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    well i was looking in my book (RHS allotment handbook) last night regarding dwarf french beans and it said it recommended them to be 4 inch's apart (not 6 inch's like other book's recommend) as placing them at 4 inches apart they support each other - so no need for staking
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    Quote Originally Posted by Matt94 View Post
    well i was looking in my book (RHS allotment handbook) last night regarding dwarf french beans and it said it recommended them to be 4 inch's apart (not 6 inch's like other book's recommend) as placing them at 4 inches apart they support each other - so no need for staking
    But that's in a row - in a block you can get much more in - particularly if they can hang off the side like in a pot. I'd be putting about 9-10 in that space, in a pot.


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    Really?- gosh- more than I imagined! ( you can tell I don't plant in pots can't you!!!!! )
    I was thinking mainly of the watering aspect.
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    Wow, thanks, that's far more than I expected! I'm glad I asked!
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    When I used to grow only in pots I'd sow 10 to a bucket and always got a good crop.

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    So if growing in blocks is so much more efficient, why on earth do we all continue to plant in rows...??

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