Posted: 15/05/2013 at 23:27
Criss. I'm trying a new structure this year to train beans and peas up.
Instead of the traditional upside down 'v' shape with the canes crossing at the top, I'm crossing them in the middle like a giant 'x', the canes are tied in the middle.
You don't get the congestion of plants meeting at the top. This structure is then reinforced with a rectangular frame at the top in my case a 3.5ft by 1.5ft frame made of wooden lats and a lat either side attached to the short lengths, in the middle, about 7ft long and driven into the ground about 1ft. The tops of the canes are tied to the light wooden frame.
The structure allows wind to flow through it better reducing the risk of it going over in strong winds.