Munty's runner bean frame

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« Reply #60 on: September 29, 2008, 21:06 »
Would this work over a shed? Access isn't a problem.

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« Reply #61 on: October 01, 2008, 02:16 »
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Would this work over a shed? Access isn't a problem.


I am pretty sure the beans would be happy growing over a shed but would you be able to pick them if they were hanging down onto the roof?

Perhaps it is a very low shed and you are very tall? :?
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« Reply #62 on: December 04, 2008, 22:18 »
We have quite a few useful topics available through this link:

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« Reply #63 on: December 05, 2008, 14:33 »
Hi All,
   Just found the thread today, this looks a real winning idea but can some one tell me befor I build one if this is used in the same part of the plot each hear or is it dismantled and moved round with the 3 or 4 year rotation.
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« Reply #64 on: December 05, 2008, 14:38 »
You can suit yourself!

There are many folk who have a permanent been fence and just dig in more nutrients (muck), each year.
Did it really tell you to do THAT on the packet?

Seeds are SOWN, planting's for plants (and bulbs & tubers)!

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« Reply #65 on: December 05, 2008, 16:08 »
I move my frame around each year but my dad grew great beans on a frame in the same position for about 15 years.

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« Reply #66 on: March 22, 2009, 20:08 »
What great idea this frame is , Just one darft question how close do you plant the beans
 together. Is it six inches as Munty says . Another darft question could i use normal nylon
 twine to string it up with . Will be having a go at Aunty's MK 2 frame. :)
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« Reply #67 on: March 22, 2009, 20:13 »
I move my frame around each year but my dad grew great beans on a frame in the same position for about 15 years.

My dad did exactly the same and I've used his frame for about 4 years adding compost and deep digging each year. This year I've dismantled the frame and plan to move to a new position - I'm going to try a "munty-frame" and keep my fingers crossed.  ::)

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« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2009, 20:18 »
What great idea this frame is , Just one darft question how close do you plant the beans
 together. Is it six inches as Munty says . Another darft question could i use normal nylon
 twine to string it up with . Will be having a go at Aunty's MK 2 frame. :)

Munty's spacings are right, to be perfectly honest I don't think I've ever known him to be wrong, a real clever man and not in anyway "up himself"  You could try the nylon twine bung a few small knots in it if your worried they may slip.  :)
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« Reply #69 on: April 01, 2009, 15:27 »
In case anyone is thinking of using my MKII munty frame - DON'T !

It gave me no advantage last year over the beans I grew on Munty's standard design of a single row of beans.  I'll be sticking to that from now on.

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« Reply #70 on: April 01, 2009, 22:37 »
Aunt Sally can you explain why you gained no advantage. I would have thought you could fit twice the number of plants.  I was planning to do your mk2 version also.

I'm going to try and post my first picture on my fave site.

This is my unstrung frame.
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« Reply #71 on: April 02, 2009, 13:07 »
Hi guys - daft question (but then I am quite daft)

I read just now that the frame needs to face south - I have constructed a frame (looking marvellous, thanks munty), however I now have the horrible feeling that I have erected it the wrong way (in true monkeywobbler fashion).

The short stakes are facing south and the highest bit is facing north - please tell me that's right?!


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« Reply #72 on: April 02, 2009, 18:02 »
Hi guys - daft question (but then I am quite daft)

I read just now that the frame needs to face south - I have constructed a frame (looking marvellous, thanks munty), however I now have the horrible feeling that I have erected it the wrong way (in true monkeywobbler fashion).

The short stakes are facing south and the highest bit is facing north - please tell me that's right?!





Hmmmmm, I am not absolutely sure but I think the short bits should be at the north bit and the long bits at the south bit. This is to encourage the plant to grow over the frame i.e head south. I could be very wrong about this but that was my impression.   :)

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« Reply #73 on: April 02, 2009, 19:53 »
I've no idea monkeyw but I think they will get more sun your way.  :)

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« Reply #74 on: April 02, 2009, 21:58 »
How this Muntjac  ( I could only find red string )




I was going off this drawing where the taller bits seemed to be at the south side. (If the drawing hasn't worked it is on page one).  :D



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