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How to support broad beans and peas


 
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:55 am    Post subject: How to support broad beans and peas Reply with quote

Hi
I was wondering how to support broad beans and peas?
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Forgot to add there a dwarf variety
Called the Sutton
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 6:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can use bamboo sticks and twine and or twigs from trees. Either make a row very much like a trellis using the twine as the lateral lines and the bamboo sticks as the vertical. Or make a wigwam shape.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks you ado 2
How many plants per bambo stick
If I made a trellis
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't do what I did and use twigs and branches from an old fuschia that grows wild here (Gods blood) I grew peas in the Polytunnel and supported the peas with the pruned twigs. They all blooming took and I've now got several plants ready to be planted outside
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can just use it to support the broad beans they don't really need tying up. Hang string from the top of the support and tie peas up as they grow.
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I put in a few stakes in the ground and hung a chain link fence from that. It has done me for years now. Actually the fence is about 85 m long. I like peas!
Broad beans do not need support.

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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 9:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok
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PostPosted: Sun May 22, 2016 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was at a communion today. I ordered Thai green vegetarian curry It was lovely. Loads of full pods of peas, asparagus and green peppers. Mostly peas !
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 4:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fionn - I don't know why but my broad beans ALWAYS need supporting, maybe because of the exposure to wind on my plot, so I put a large stake at each end of my row and another in the middle. I then wind a long rope up and down the outsides of them so that the beans grow up in between. Even then they fall over long ways, so this year I may put a few cross strings in too.

For your peas, IF we ever get a hot summer, Tagwex's chain link COULD get hot and prove too hot for the tender vines. Five foot twigs will overcome this problem, but, as mentioned in previous posts, they do need to be cut in winter when the sap's down and left out on the garden to partially dry out. Now is too late as they're in growing mode and, as another contributor has reported, certain types will take root. For next year hazel's best, but willow or fuchsia will do at a pinch.

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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I neglected to say that my fence is plastic coated. It works fine.
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PostPosted: Tue May 24, 2016 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok thank
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