Go green this summer and grow your own runner beans on this easy-to-build bean frame.
You will need: 14 runner beans (or seven seedlings), 50mm x 50mm treated timber (approx. 5.6m), 75mm exterior screws, coarse sandpaper, drill with 9.5mm drill bit, exterior PVA glue, galvanised staples, green sisal rope 4.8mm x 15m (available from Mitre 10 Mega), hammer, paint stirrer, paintbrush, pencil, Resene Lumbersider tinted to Resene Citron, Resene Quick Dry, saw, scissors, screwdriver, tape measure.
Top tip: When your runner beans reach the top of the frame, pinch out the tops to prevent them growing any higher.
Here's another idea: Here’s another idea Space the sisal further apart and use the frame to support tomato plants.
Words & photos Mark Rayner
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