Bean there, done that
I’ve been packing a few things for my travels (well, chucking a spare pair of pants in a bag), but my mind hasn’t been on the task at hand. Instead, it’s been on beans. When I say beans, I mean beans and their friends. When I say friends, I mean other plants that my idiot head tells me are roughly similar in mentality!
The initial plan was to chuck in a few rows of broad beans. That was it. A few broad beans, a couple of bamboos, and job done.
Then the plan changed and I wanted bean wigwams, because they look good. I nearly made a mistake and used freshly cut willow, which I was promptly told would root, so that plan has gone out of the window. For anyone interested, the willow tree will remain in place and live, at least for another year!
I now am going for the broad beans, plus some dwarf french beans (purple ones, name not remembered). I shall be adding a few other climbing things; a climbing courgette, a climbing mini pumpkin and a climbing mini cucumber. I figure that all these things share two traits; a love of climbing and a desire for horse pooh!
I will be constructing one of the following:
A: A Bean Trench with Wigwams
B: A Bean Raised Bed with Wigwams
C: A Bean Trench with Trellis
Luckily, I am traveling for two of the next three days, including a fair old chunk of time wasted hanging around airports, so I shall muse on my options. Who knows, maybe I’ll have a clue by the weekend!