The Radishes that were growing next to the beans have finished, and have been cleared away and it will be some while before the bean plants fill-out and become bushy, so I decided to make the maximum use of the space by underplanting them with lettuces and endives. Hopefully the lettuces and endives will grow big enough to be useable before the beans block out their light.
I have erected the support system for the beans too - a series of hardwood stakes supporting some lines of soft string. So far I have only attached one line of string, but as the beans grow I will add another couple. The string goes each side of the beans, providing gentle support without being too restrictive.
Finally, the anti-fox net goes back on again, draped over the stakes and weighted-down with some bricks. The little black flower-pots over the tops of the stakes prevent the woven net getting snagged on the rough wood surface.
Behind the Broad Beans, at the other side of the bed, the peas are looking strong too, and climbing vigorously up the chicken wire.