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How to grow climbing beans


Overview

Learn how to grow runner and haricot beans on a wigwam, in Chris Beardshaw's practical video project.


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Choccipud 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Took ages to find
Search engine is vestigial
needed help with runner bean trenches

searches for planting or growing runners only gave a list of vatieties - had to use google

this clip v. short

Choccipud 24/11/2011 at 15:27

Took ages to find
Search engine is vestigial
needed help with runner bean trenches

searches for planting or growing runners only gave a list of vatieties - had to use google

this clip v. short

Sue20 11/05/2012 at 11:49

I have heard that you need to pinch out the tops of climbing beans but this video doesn't show you when and how.

rosie28 27/06/2013 at 17:10

This is my problem, too.  The beans are growing fast, almost to the top of the canes. Should the tips be pinched out?   Please do tell.

Steve 309 28/03/2014 at 18:27

Yes, Rosie.
When they get to the top of the supports, pinch them out to encourage them to bush out a bit lower down. Otherwise they'll carry on up to the sky and you'll end up being chased by a giant. Fee fie fo fum!

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