Posts Tagged ‘growing beans’

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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Olympic runners in the vegetable garden

Person Author: Ryan Lewis Calender May 11, 2012 Posted Tags: , Comment No Comments
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Now that the worst of the cold weather’s behind us, at least it is down South, we can start to sow our Beans and more tender plants. Beans really are quick off the mark and are a fantastic project if you have children as they’re large enough to handle and quick to sprout and grow. Plus there’s always tales of beanstalks and giants to keep them enthralled. Whether growing for produce or for ornamental purpose runner beans really are great to grow and very prolific. As their name suggests they run, climb and twine all over the place adding great vertical height to any garden or allotment plot. I like to grow my beans over wigwams but any structure made of bamboo canes or other materials will suffice. To sow your seeds simply plunge an individual seed in to a small pot, module

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