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Hi, crazy idea.  Have a lawn swing where the canvas top has torn.  The top isn't easy to replace, they want you to buy a whole new swing.  I've seen beans and peas overgrow fences and would like to plant something like this to replace the canopy.  I would also like to get into heirloom varieties.  If you have seeds or can advise on varieties please let me know.

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HI
Maybe a little late now but scarlet runner beans will grow fast and they have a lovely red flower. THe beans should be harvested before they get too big and you need to destring them.  I like them best if they are frenched (cut lengthwise into thin strips) They are very vigorous.
Or have you considered grapes?
 
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If it were me, I would use Hardy Kiwi.  See Burnt Ridge nursery to order.
 
                                
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Anything you plant right on the frame will likely droop and get in the way of enjoyment of the swing, so I recommend putting a frame higher up and growing grapes on that. The green leaves will shade you in the summer and fall off in winter so you can still enjoy sitting out on a warm winter/spring day.
 
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