Beans (Broad) Growing Guide

Beans (Broad)

Crop Rotation Group

Legumes (Pea and Bean family) 

Soil

Good, well-drained soil.

Position

Most locations.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Kale, Lettuce, Carrot, Sweetcorn, Celery, Lovage, Petunia and Nasturtium.

Spacing

Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 25cm (9") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into soil in rows. Early sowings should be protected by frost cloth or raised under cover in containers.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Support plants in windy places. Dig in roots when finished cropping as these return nitrogen to the soil.

Harvesting

Harvest before the pods become tough. Often get a second crop.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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