Bean pole challenge (40 days to go…)

by Max Akroyd

Brought to you with the help of Ben Short, frequent commenter on this blog – who has been staying in the gite with his lovely family this week – I humbly present our interpretation of the patented McCarthy™ Bean Structure:

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Although I’ll be using it for runner beans too, the main attraction for me is for the production of French beans for drying. I’m thinking that the way this construction encourages pods to hang away from the foliage will encourage thorough drying of this key winter ingredient for the hungry peasant. Thanks Joy!