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    mikon_warrior is offline Seedling
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    Hi there,

    i trying beans on my plot this year also, and my brother is making a permantant structure (when he gets off his bum!), i have doug my trench ready! I have read that when your beans have finished you leave the roots in as they supply nitrogen nodules. is this correct?

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    bloke next to me has scaffold poles and I thought this was a great idea but am having trouble finding them. googled loads of locals who hire them and did find a site who sell them but they were in cumbria or somewhere and carriage to midlands wasnt worth it for a few poles! Will maybe have to find a scaffold company and ask them but I am a bit weedy when it comes to things like that in case they laugh at me or something!! I need some seious self -esteem!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by piskieinboots View Post
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    Piglet, do you just chop of plants and leave the roots in situ in your perm beds?
    If you leave roots in and protect well with a thick layer of compost they will grow again the following year jacob

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    Quote Originally Posted by piskieinboots View Post
    Piglet, do you just chop of plants and leave the roots in situ in your perm beds?
    Occasionally I do Piskie. Beans fix their own nitrogen, hence the nodules on the roots so in the main when the haulms are pulled up I snip the roots off into a bucket and then spread them onto a vacant bed and dig them in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigletwillie View Post
    I snip the roots off into a bucket and then spread them onto a vacant bed and dig them in.
    I like that idea!

    So, sorry to be dim, but are we using the permanent bed just for beans, or does it work for peas as well?!

    Off to google scaffolding posts!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by piskieinboots View Post
    it is mikon warrior

    Piglet, do you just chop of plants and leave the roots in situ in your perm beds?
    i thought that was just broad beans or does this cover all beans, my nan had her runners in the same spot for yearssssss just planted with fresh compost, her broad beans she would leave until completly died back then grow something else there the next year though

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    It covers all beans and peas and anything else in the family such as lupins

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    Quote Originally Posted by pigletwillie View Post
    Just canes moggssue, although peas can be a bit less clingy and benefit from some pea netting.
    Oh nooooo....pea netting!!!! ( I'm only just about recovering from the messy job of picking out the vegetation to be able to re-use the netting again!!)
    Chicken wire , and a blow torch sound a good experiment to me!!!
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