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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2008, 11:25 »
I use a metal spike and a club hammer.
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« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2008, 14:39 »
We had a go at building one of these today. We're digging out beds etc in teh garden, and doing some fencing around it etc.

This is our first tie at growing our own veg (if you exclude our poor attempts at potatoes last year  :oops:  ) so please be gentle with me!  :lol:   :oops:  lol

We've probably done it all wrong.. but it's un-doable, so if we've not done it right, can someone point it out so we can fix it please?!  :wink:   :lol:

It's just a mini-one... about 4ft wide



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« Reply #17 on: February 18, 2008, 12:20 »
Looks good - you need to get some good compost in there now.
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« Reply #18 on: May 04, 2008, 21:19 »
Finished my MKII Munty frame today



I'm trying a second for of lower strings so that I can plant a double row.
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« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2008, 09:12 »
does it need to be string? or can I use netting??

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« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2008, 11:12 »
I rather like the MK II , I built the MKI earlier this year and what really would have help were some measurements !!

I found it very difficult to judge the height of back and front posts. Space is limited as Im growing in the garden, so it had to be no more than 8 foot long.  I left the vertical posts 7 foot at the front and 4 foot at the back over a 5 foot span, then polly prop string every 6 inches.

This really only gives me 16 stations which is ok for breakfast but what about lunch and dinner ( I like runners  :D ) Very tempted to add a second row but Im concerned about access to the vertical section to pick. I notice you've reduced the vertical at the back to around 3 foot this year Aunty...
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« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2008, 15:08 »
It's about the same height as the one I built last year , about 3 ft at the back and just over 6 ft at the front.  

I'm not certain if the second row of beans is a good idea yet.  So I'd advice new Munty frame builders to stick to what Munty himself says and just have one row.  Time will tell  :wink:

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« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2008, 18:30 »
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does it need to be string? or can I use netting??


I was going to use netting myself until I reread Munty's instructions. Seems netting makes the vines wander and not produce as well. The string forces them up straight and into better production. And for best production orient the 'opening' of the frame to a S-SE direction for morning sun.

Wow, Aunty, you must really love runner beans.

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« Reply #23 on: May 10, 2008, 21:45 »
and this is my effort and i'm sure it will work
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« Reply #24 on: May 11, 2008, 06:23 »
Is that concrete reinforcing mesh Shaun? If it is OH has loads of that.

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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2008, 17:24 »
All planted up.  fingers crossed for warm nights  :wink:


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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2008, 07:27 »
Looks fab Aunty. What will you grow underneath?
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2008, 08:42 »
Not  sure Jac.  Probably some salads.

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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2008, 14:48 »
That looks great Aunty :thumright: .... what distance have you left between each bean plant?

(I'm trying to work out how wide to make my frame!)
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« Reply #29 on: May 12, 2008, 21:29 »
And how tall are the posts?  :lol:  :wink:



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