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Runner beans and dogwood cuttings?

Discussion in 'Edible Gardening' started by Sian in Belgium, May 14, 2019 at 12:22 PM.

  1. Sian in Belgium

    Sian in Belgium Total Gardener

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    I’ve just put up the runner bean frame, and will probably do an initial sow later this week.
    I’m also overdue cutting old dogwood stems. It always seems a waste to just compost them, so I’m thinking of trying to take cuttings (again, not the recommended time, but fortunately potential cuttings can’t read).
    I’m looking at the space in the middle of the bean frame.... It’s an area that will be well-watered through the summer, and in dappled shade - from the beans - in July and August. Daft idea? Or good use of space?
     
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      Hmmmm! Have you stumbled on a great idea Sian?
      Well, I think it would work very well. Too late for me now...I cut dogwoods down a few weeks back.
      So, good use of space...ingenious :)
       
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        Will you let us know how it goes please Sian?:)
         
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        Will do!
         
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          A good idea :dbgrtmb:

          Back in the days before I started growing my beans through black membrane I used to grow catch crops (mainly salad stuff) in the bean rows. It was always successful. :)
           
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