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    Does it allow for all the crops you want? Seems very low on legumes (I grow loads but you may not like them) and I agree the beds are very long. Mine are a max of 10' x 4' which can still be long enough to nip round but again not everybody will have this issue.

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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    I tend to grow Cobra french beans at home in the backyard, as they do well in the sheltered sun trap there. I'm not a huge legume fan, but I do the french beans at home and the runners for the 4yo's teepee. I'll probably find room for some mangetout somewhere....

    I am, however, crazy in love with courgettes and squashes, so I always want to make space for these.

    There's probably lots more I'd like to grow, but we have so little space - another reason I don't want to lose more to paths. I've argued for narrowing the beds as our first try had two beds I can't reach the middle of, so we're losing some growing space by doing that anyway.

    It's all swings and roundabouts, isn't it?

    I'm really enjoying the discussion, really helps me make my mind up about things. Thanks everyone!

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    Not a huge legume fan!!! Shakes head in confusion

    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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    Well, I do love french beans. I like to have a glut of those to freeze for curries and chilli. But I can't stand runners (DH likes them) and I've never had any success with peas as such......

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    Do large squash like Crown Prince work trained over arches?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrixC View Post
    Do large squash like Crown Prince work trained over arches?
    Only with good supports for the fruit.
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    Some of us live in the past, always talking about back then. Some of us live in the future, always planning what we are going to do. And, then there are those, who neither look behind or ahead, but just enjoy the moment of right now.

    Which one are you and is it how you want to be?

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