Beans (Runner) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Legumes (Pea and Bean family) ●
Rich soil, well-drained but with plenty of organic matter to retain moisture.
Sun or partial shade.
Marigold, Lovage, Petunia, Potatoes, Carrot and Cucumber. Jane recommends all root crops, aubergine, lettuce, cucumber
Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 35cm (1' 1") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow directly in the garden.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Strong supports needed for climbing varieties. Supply plenty of water to the roots from flowering through to harvest.
Pick pods young before they get stringy. To save seeds, allow selected pods to mature on the plants until papery, then pick and dry indoors
Leaf-eating beetles can trun the leaves into confetti overnight. Either hand pick them (they come out at night) or if there are too many, use a pyrethrum based spray
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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