Beans (Climbing) Growing Guide

Beans (Climbing)

Crop Rotation Group

Legumes (Pea and Bean family) 

Soil

Rich soil, well-drained but with plenty of organic matter to retain moisture.

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Rarely required.

Companions

Sweetcorn, Lovage, Marjoram, Parsley, Pumpkin, Squash and Sunflower.

Spacing

Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 35cm (1' 1") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into ground from spring after the risk of frost has passed.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Strong supports needed for climbing varieties. Supply plenty of water to the roots from flowering through to harvest.

Harvesting

Pick pods young before they get stringy.

Troubleshooting

Scarlet runner beans prefer cooler temperatures than regular beans, high temperatures can result in low pod set.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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