Beans (French) Growing Guide

Beans (French)

Crop Rotation Group

Legumes (Pea and Bean family) 

Soil

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

Position

Sunny, not exposed or windy.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Rarely required.

Companions

Nasturtium, Beetroot, Strawberry and Potatoes.

Spacing

Single Plants: 20cm (7") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 30cm (11") row gap (minimum)

Sow and Plant

Sow under cover or cloches in early-mid spring or direct into soil if later.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized 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 young beans regularly and the plants will continue to crop.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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