Beans (Runner) Growing Guide

Beans (Runner)

Crop Rotation Group

Legumes (Pea and Bean family) 

Soil

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

Position

Sun or partial shade.

Frost tolerant

No.

Feeding

Rarely required.

Companions

Sweetcorn, Sunflower, Squash, Rosemary and Nasturtium.

Spacing

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

Sow and Plant

Sow under cover in mid spring or direct into ground from late spring.
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 pods young before they get stringy.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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