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Hi My runner beans are at the top their canes 7ft,is it best to top them off or to leave them. will topping off promote new growth from bottom and sides.



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 71,766

    I nip the tops out as otherwise they get totally jumbled and top heavy.  Nipping the tops out doesnt stop that happening, but it slows it down a bit image

    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,212

    Top them off and it will promote new growth from bottom and sides.

  • LynLyn DevonPosts: 18,427

    I pick mine out when they're small, just like any other plant from seed, they thicken out right from the start then.

    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Thanks folks I've just been out and chopped all the heads off, hears for a good crop.

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