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    Default Beans/Peas in a raised bed?

    I have raised beds 4ft wide and 18ft long running east-west.
    The four beds are adjacent, in a block North to South
    How should I organise my sowing of beans and peas:

    a - for the legumes

    b - for the other crops?
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    Tall things on the North/shady side. Low crops on the south/sunny side.
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    Hmmmmmmm....
    But one long row on the North side will turn the bed behind it into the "Dark-side" -never a good thing!
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    My south facing bed runs east to west,you can plant anything anywhere,the sun goes around,all areas get the sun. Meteor peas can be sown in a big patch in October,then runner bean teepees can go in any space. Id have the shorter crops at the front for ease of harvest.
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    Quote Originally Posted by moreteavicar View Post
    Hmmmmmmm....
    But one long row on the North side will turn the bed behind it into the "Dark-side" -never a good thing!
    Without knowing how your beds are laid out its difficult to advise - but you could turn the most northerly bed into the tall plants bed.
    Also not all peas and beans are tall - depends on what you're growing too.
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    Resurrecting this one as I lost track of it.

    I have raised beds 4ft wide and 18ft long running east-west.
    The four beds are adjacent, in a block North to South
    How should I organise my sowing of beans and peas?

    Thinking particular of how to support Runners, also Alderman peas.

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    I must be underthinking this as I don't understand the problem with bunging the beans and peas in the most northerly bed.

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    Most northerly bed - and the year after?

    Plus, my main issue is what support system and layout - bearing in mind the bed design and being two feet high?
    How to get to them for tending and picking.
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