Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length
 

News:

Visit the Noticeboard for information on how to use these forums.


Author Topic: Munty's runner bean frame  (Read 95932 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Aunt Sally

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Location: Sunny Kent
  • Posts: 6829
  • Everyone's Aunty
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #30 on: May 12, 2008, 21:38 »
The short ones are about 3 ft out of the ground and the tall ones are about 6 ft out of the ground.
Find more about Weather in Maidstone, UK


Aunt Sally

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Location: Sunny Kent
  • Posts: 6829
  • Everyone's Aunty
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #31 on: May 12, 2008, 22:32 »
Quote from: "Snap Dragon"
Quote from: "Snap Dragon"
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!)



I'm feeling left out now Aunty!  :cry:


Sorry SD I don't know.  about 9 " I think. I just use my trowel as a measurer when planting.

Snap Dragon

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: East Yorkshire
  • Posts: 2012
  • I want chickens... and ducks!
    • http://thedragonsden1.blogspot.com/
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #32 on: May 12, 2008, 22:37 »
Thanks Aunty....

I thought they looked quite close together. Someone had told me I needed to leave a foot minimum between beans. I had visions of my frame crossing the width of the plot!!  :lol:
Snappy 

No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.

I could give up chocolate but I'm not a quitter.

jazzbyrd

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Posts: 460
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #33 on: May 19, 2008, 18:47 »
Does anyone know what the X FRAME for growing runner beans looks like.  ? Someone posted on this thread that the x is tied in the middle and not at the top~~~ Is this stable ?

Jazzbyrd
Do androids dream of electric sheep?

muntjac

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: near diss norfolk
  • Posts: 11971
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #34 on: May 23, 2008, 00:03 »
the x frame is a cross of wood .try branches of trees  :wink:  the strings are then tied to the upright points on both ends of the top sections . then hanging strings are then drop from these points so that you can infact have 2 lines of beans if you have a confined space .
this is a great idea , not mine i wish to add ,but  the munty frame is my pride and joy knowing that folks are using it ,please keep sending photo.s in of yours when built and then again when your picking your harvest  to the munty frame thread :wink:
still alive /............

She'sinthegarden

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Posts: 68
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #35 on: May 23, 2008, 23:06 »
Hi. Newbie alert! I was wondering whether - if I built the frame strongly enough-I could use it to grow a grapevine? I'd be training one stem up each 'string'.
S.i.t.g.

Yorkie

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Posts: 23293
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #36 on: May 23, 2008, 23:09 »
Ah.  Munty has a very sophisticated concept of an X frame....

The one I originally posted about is, er, an X - nothing more, nothing less  :oops:

On a traditional row of beans, the pairs of canes are tied together at the top, so you end up with a triangle cross-section.  The pairs of canes are then joined horizontally along the top with more canes.

The problem with that, if you're only 5'2" like me, is that it's hard to harvest the beans towards the top because they are hanging down inside the narrow point of the triangle, at height.

I either read about, or saw, the idea of tying the canes together in the middle - so the cross-section is like an X.  The horizontal bracing canes are where the X canes cross.  It would be far easier to draw it than describe it, except I always got Es for art... :cry:  

In this design, the higher beans are hanging down from the top half of the cane, thus being on the outside.

As for stability, ask me again in September  :wink:
I try to take one day at a time, but sometimes several days all attack me at once...

Yorkie

  • Global Moderator
  • *****
  • Location: Yorkshire
  • Posts: 23293
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #37 on: May 25, 2008, 18:39 »
Well, you did ask for basic ....

and given that I've never used Paint before, that's what you're getting!

Art was never my strong point  :oops:  (mind you, neither is IT  :lol: )



The traditional row of beanpoles is the top piccie; what I've constructed is the lower piccie.  The green line is where I am telling my beans they are to grow !

Aunt Sally

  • Administrator
  • *****
  • Location: Sunny Kent
  • Posts: 6829
  • Everyone's Aunty
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #38 on: June 02, 2008, 16:02 »
Guess what's springing up on plots on my allotment site  :?:





Two of my neighbours have Munty Frames  :D

muntjac

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: near diss norfolk
  • Posts: 11971
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2008, 21:36 »
actually it is patended but im werking on another version :wink:

She'sinthegarden

  • Full Member
  • **
  • Location: Cardiff
  • Posts: 68
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2008, 21:29 »
Hi Munty
Will the other version you're working on be able to support a grapevine? I did grow runner beans a few years ago and I was dead chuffed with them until I realised that no one in our family can stand to eat them. :oops:
The neighbours got lucky that year :lol:

muntjac

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: near diss norfolk
  • Posts: 11971
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #41 on: June 07, 2008, 23:01 »
yes it will , but i cant say anything more on it til its produced .. i will hopefully offering that and a self assembly version of the " munty frame " for sale with  a large discount to members of this site ....a bit of paperwork to do first sorry  :wink:

iwantanallotment

  • Senior Member
  • ****
  • Location: West Midlands
  • Posts: 698
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #42 on: June 09, 2008, 10:51 »
Quote from: "muntjac"
i will hopefully offering that and a self assembly version of the " munty frame " for sale


Brilliant idea! I for one would buy one.

corndolly

  • Experienced Member
  • ***
  • Location: North Worcs
  • Posts: 408
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #43 on: June 12, 2008, 08:22 »
Sal , it is an amazing construction I agree, did nt finish it in time for the competition !

Planted some courgettes under it yesterday .

Will post pics when its covered with beans ,cant wait .
Growing organic fruit and vegetables

wurzelrob70

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: West London
  • Posts: 28
Munty's one way to grow runner beans
« Reply #44 on: June 28, 2008, 16:32 »
WOW! I was about to post a piccie of my Munty but have just seen Corndolly's. Feel kind of inadequate now :lol:
What can I say but way to go! It looks fantastic.

Well here's my scaled down effort anyway

« Last Edit: December 03, 2010, 16:14 by Aunt Sally »
Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet, and so are you.
But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty, and so is your head.



Share via twitter

xx
Ask Munty - Planting Tips

Started by Smudgeboy

16 Replies
11475 Views
Last post April 13, 2008, 18:26
by DD.
xx
making your own seed compost the munty way

Started by muntjac

11 Replies
11219 Views
Last post August 31, 2008, 16:10
by muntjac