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    Quote Originally Posted by ginger ninger View Post
    I love my arch for mi runner beans. I weave them in and out of the arch, there easy to nip off and the beans hang down just right.
    Lovely picture, how many plants did you go up it? We have a rose arch that I want to use as well. Also is it one plant per cane or can you squeeze in 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rana View Post
    There is little point in growing the beans so high that you have difficulty reaching the crop. So it depends how tall you are.
    There is the height factor to consider as well. Many thanks for all the help so far.

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    8' canes for me in a wigwam. The bean harvest wasn't as good for some folks on here last year, including me. I've just been filling a trench with some of my own compost ready to erect the poles. Good luck.
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    8' canes at an angle and pushed into the ground will be about 6' so "low" enough to pick from.

    Wigwam and conventional A-frame cause the beans to dangle "inside" which makes they harder to pick (you don't spot them all, and some grow enormous as a consequence ...)

    X-Frame (like the A-Frame, only crossing over 1/3rd up from the ground) means the beans dangle outwards, so easier to spot - but more tricky to make the tops secure - to avoid the whole lot coming down in a gale.

    I do X-Frame
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    I was all set to do wigwams this year, as that's what I did last year, but hmmmm ... I'm now thinking I'll try the row way of doing it now! Thank you for the ideas
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    This is how i do mine, advantages are better light, air movement,when the beans reach the top they are growing away from each other so dont end in a big mass
    disadvantages are a bit harder to build



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    Quote Originally Posted by jojo2910 View Post
    Lovely picture, how many plants did you go up it? We have a rose arch that I want to use as well. Also is it one plant per cane or can you squeeze in 2.
    I had about 18 each side. It sound a lot but I like runner beans .
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