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Growing Beans - climbing, also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners

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21 May 17 Lynne Corkin (New Zealand - temperate climate)
Hi I am revamping my scarlet runner frame this year. I also have a fig tree which I would like to espalier on the same frame. Would they survive together?
22 May 17 Jack (Australia - temperate climate)
The competition for water and nutrients between a fig tree and scarlet runner beans would be very strong, the fig being the likely winner as it would have the stronger root system. If you could keep up the nutrients and water it might work.
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