Posts Tagged ‘bean seeds’

Feed those climbing beans

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender May 23, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Well it is not so much of a feed as such, it is rather a pre-sowing undermulch, if there is such a thing. Today just manged to spend a few hours on the plot and dig small trenches for my climbing beans. Many gardeners sow the beans inside like everything else but lack of space and time could be an issue for many of us and beans do well even if you sow them direct. I like to build a strong bean pole system which can stand the weather easily for a few years, only some weaker canes need replacing and retying. As the soil can get tired if you grow the same crops on the same spot it is advised to put an underlayer of mulch before you sow the beans. I dug a small trench and filled it with wood chipping (luckily it is readily available at our site, a local landscaping company just dumps the stuff

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Growing Runner and French Beans from Seeds

Person Author: Lajos Szabo Calender August 20, 2010 Posted Tags: , , , Comment No Comments
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Growing beans is quite easy and rewards are fantastic. Being part of a vegetarian diet, beans are getting more popular year after year. You can grow runners, borlotto beans or french beans very easily even in smaller gardens, or the dwarf ones in pots on your patio or balcony. These beans need very similar conditions, while growing broad beans is completely a different matter. Sowing: For an earliest crop sow your french/runner bean seeds indoors at a minimum temperature of 15 Celsius, about three weeks before the last expected frost in your area. An ordinary all purpose compost is suitable for the beans, cover the seeds with as much compost as the the longest side of the seed. With other words sow the seeds as deep as big the seed is, this rule can be applied to any seeds in genera

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