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Hestia is a dwarf runner bean, excellent in patio areas, small gardens, borders. The bicoloured flowers add an ornamental interest to the plants. Produces good quality pods for a long period of time.
For earliest crop sow the seeds inside in individual pods about 3 weeks before the last expected frost. Sow seeds individually in small pots 3-4 cm deep. Keep the temperature between 17-22 Celsius. Transplant outside in June when the plants are strong and all risk of frost has passed.
Outside sowing can be done in late spring when the soil is warm enough for the beans.
Typically June sowings are recommended. Germination can be eradicated in cold soils, so make sure the soil temperature is around 15 Celsius. Sow 3-4 cm deep in well prepared soil. Allow 15-20 cm between the seeds. Prefers full sun and rich soil.