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swroot 23-04-2003 12:59 PM

Silly question about climbing french beans:
 
How tall do they grow, please?
More accurately, how tall should the supports be for a row of 'Cobra'?


regards
sarah



--
"Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view,
is silence about truth." Aldous Huxley

Nick Maclaren 23-04-2003 01:10 PM

Silly question about climbing french beans:
 

In article , (swroot) writes:
| How tall do they grow, please?

Usually 10', if given a chance. They will crop reasonably in 6'

| More accurately, how tall should the supports be for a row of 'Cobra'?

Dunno.


Regards,
Nick Maclaren.

Alan Gould 23-04-2003 07:48 PM

Silly question about climbing french beans:
 
In article , swroot
writes
How tall do they grow, please?
More accurately, how tall should the supports be for a row of 'Cobra'?

Treat them much the same as runner beans - i.e. grow them up 6ft. canes
or mesh etc. When they reach the top, they can either be pinched out,
when they will make several side-shoots, or they can be trained
laterally. Keep picking the beans young, many more will come that way
than if they are left on to go stringy.
--
Alan & Joan Gould - North Lincs.

swroot 23-04-2003 07:59 PM

Silly question about climbing french beans:
 
Nick Maclaren wrote:

In article ,

(swroot) writes:
| How tall do they grow, please?

Usually 10', if given a chance. They will crop reasonably in 6'

| More accurately, how tall should the supports be for a row of 'Cobra'?

Dunno.


That's ok. Now I know to use the *tallest* canes :-)

regards
sarah


--
"Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view,
is silence about truth." Aldous Huxley

swroot 24-04-2003 06:56 PM

Silly question about climbing french beans:
 
Alan Gould wrote:

In article , swroot
writes
How tall do they grow, please?
More accurately, how tall should the supports be for a row of 'Cobra'?

Treat them much the same as runner beans - i.e. grow them up 6ft. canes
or mesh etc. When they reach the top, they can either be pinched out,
when they will make several side-shoots, or they can be trained
laterally. Keep picking the beans young, many more will come that way
than if they are left on to go stringy.


Thank you!

regards
sarah


--
"Great is truth, but still greater, from a practical point of view,
is silence about truth." Aldous Huxley


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