Square Foot Gardening Forum

Hello Guest!
Welcome to the official Square Foot Gardening Forum.
There's lots to learn here by reading as a guest. However, if you become a member (it's free, ad free and spam-free) you'll have access to our large vermiculite databases, our seed exchange spreadsheets, Mel's Mix calculator, and many more members' pictures in the Gallery. Enjoy.


Search
 
 

Display results as :
 

 


Rechercher Advanced Search

Latest topics
» Hello from Richmond
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:25 am

» Double layer weed cloth/landscape fabric?
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:20 am

» Happy Birthday!!
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:18 am

» Growing Strawberries in Charlotte
by AtlantaMarie Today at 6:18 am

» Spaghetti Squash ?
by newbeone Today at 4:50 am

» What are you eating from your garden today?
by newbeone Today at 4:18 am

» Hello from Southeast Michigan!
by sanderson Today at 4:09 am

» Wick Irrigation
by sanderson Today at 3:17 am

» Butterfly Junction
by sanderson Today at 3:13 am

» Watering System -- Finally!
by CitizenKate Today at 12:47 am

» Growing zucchini in containers
by sanderson Today at 12:06 am

» Gardening in Central Pennsylvania, 3rd year SFG
by BeetlesPerSqFt Yesterday at 11:09 pm

» N & C Midwest: March 2017 Brink of Spring
by CitizenKate Yesterday at 10:46 pm

» Mirrors in the Garden
by ralitaco Yesterday at 10:06 pm

» An excellent read for those with Diabetes
by Scorpio Rising Yesterday at 9:40 pm

» Friend or foe?
by sanderson Yesterday at 8:08 pm

» Comfrey
by llama momma Yesterday at 3:23 pm

» Northern California & Coastal Valleys - What are you doing this month?
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:27 pm

» March: What to plant in Northern California and Central Valley areas
by countrynaturals Yesterday at 12:03 pm

» Medical Herbs
by Ginger Blue Yesterday at 10:39 am

» 1st SFG Plan - Any thoughts?
by herblover Yesterday at 9:04 am

» New from OK City
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:18 am

» CANADIAN REGION: What are you doing in March 2017
by sanderson Yesterday at 3:05 am

» Hello all
by sanderson Yesterday at 2:59 am

» How's the Weather Where You're At?
by donnainzone5 3/27/2017, 10:09 pm

» Dragon Fruit!
by sanderson 3/27/2017, 9:57 pm

» 2017 SFG in Brooks, Ga
by yolos 3/27/2017, 3:38 pm

» Nomadic’s Diary - An Italian SFG Orto/Vegetable Garden
by sanderson 3/27/2017, 1:41 pm

» Bryan Greenbeard of Minnesota's 2017 Plans
by BeetlesPerSqFt 3/27/2017, 10:08 am

» Anyone in SE Idaho or near by?
by BeetlesPerSqFt 3/27/2017, 9:56 am

Google

Search SFG Forum

Help me choose pole bean support

View previous topic View next topic Go down

Help me choose pole bean support

Post  sarah16 on 5/23/2010, 4:50 pm

I figured some beans would be yummy this summer, now all I need is some support. I have a 4x8 bed, and 4 squares available (although I really don't want to use all the 4 squares). Since I'm new at this I'm not sure how many squares to allot, or what to use as support. I guess I will probably have to dedicate at least 2 squares, more if I choose a bigger fancier support. My bed is in our side yard, and pretty visible to the neighbors, so I'd like it to be a little decorative.

So,which option would you choose? And if you would choose something I didn't think of, please suggest it!

Option 1: colorful spiral supports. I was thinking I could teepee them. This isn't very expensive and would take up the least squares, but the real question is, would they work?



Option 2: A 7 ft garden obelisk. Looks nice and fancy, a little bit more expensive, but again, will it work well to support the beans? Also, if it's totally covered w/beans do I need it to look so fancy? I am interested in the medium height.





Option 3 - A simple bean tower




Here's a picture of our garden. The support I choose will go in the top tier bed in the front center.



Thanks for your input! These boards are awesome!
avatar
sarah16

Female Posts : 16
Join date : 2010-04-26
Age : 38
Location : Richmond, VA zone 7a

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help me choose pole bean support

Post  SirTravers on 5/23/2010, 4:59 pm

I notice those are all from Gardener's Supply. Good quality stuff! If I was just going to do a square or two out in the open I'd use the bean tower since it can be folded up after use. I'm kinda practical though and don't mind stuff being plain since the plants will cover it.

SirTravers

Male Posts : 327
Join date : 2010-03-01
Age : 43
Location : Hobbs New MExico, Zone 7A/7B

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help me choose pole bean support

Post  Chopper on 5/23/2010, 5:59 pm

I rather prefer the top picture and I do not think you will have a prblem with the beans climbing them properly as far as that is concerned.

Chopper

Female Posts : 2467
Join date : 2010-05-05
Age : 61
Location : Warner Springs, CA USDA Zone 8a, Sunset Zone 7 (I think)

View user profile http://thezimmermannfamilytoo.blogspot.com

Back to top Go down

Re: Help me choose pole bean support

Post  chocolatepop on 5/25/2010, 12:28 am

love the spirals but I can tell you, my beans last year got as tall as my husband and he is 6'6"
avatar
chocolatepop

Female Posts : 768
Join date : 2010-03-11
Age : 37
Location : Flint Area, Michigan (zone 5a-5b)

View user profile http://chocolatepopsurbangarden.wordpress.com/

Back to top Go down

Re: Help me choose pole bean support

Post  Retired Member 1 on 5/25/2010, 9:38 am

I too love the spirals, but they will be covered up in a month, so I'd go with the bean tower -- practical and nice looking at the same time.

Retired Member 1

Female Posts : 904
Join date : 2010-03-03
Location : USA

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help me choose pole bean support

Post  aspiegardner on 5/25/2010, 11:24 pm

love the spirals, but my beans are going to climb the corn this year

aspiegardner

Posts : 125
Join date : 2010-04-29
Location : sterling colorado

View user profile

Back to top Go down

Re: Help me choose pole bean support

Post  Sponsored content


Sponsored content


Back to top Go down

View previous topic View next topic Back to top


 
Permissions in this forum:
You cannot reply to topics in this forum