This popular bush bean has 15-20cm long green, flat pods and attractive, long, deep red seeds. Pick young pods regularly so they are stringless and to promote further flowering and production.
When to Plant
Zone 1: October - December
Zone 2: September - February
Zone 3: August - April
Zone 4: Any
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Soil: Beans fix your soil with nitrogen that they naturally produce, so a moderately fertile, free-draining soil is required. Ensuring pH is within the recommended range.
Soil pH Level 6.5-7.0
Position: Full sun, preferably in an area of your patch that allows them to be trained vertically and therefore conserve space. Plant where you expect to put your brassicas the following season.
How to Plant: Sow directly to the patch at a depth 2-3 times the diameter of the seed. Give a thorough soaking after sowing and then avoid over watering before germination as bean seed has the propensity to rot.
Companion Plants: Sweet Corn, Marigold
Approximate no. of seeds: 12-15
Note: We source all of our seeds locally and in small batches to ensure they remain at their maximum viability for germination
P.S. These are bush beans, so won't require staking!
The Little Veggie Patch Co (LVPC) is a business dedicated to helping people grow food and we believe it is something that everyone can do, regardless of your skill-set or space at your disposal. So no matter whether you live in an inner city apartment or a block of land in the sprawling suburbs, LVPC will have you growing your own produce in no time.