Beans (French) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Legumes (Pea and Bean family) ●
Rich soil, well-drained with plenty of organic matter to retain moisture.
Sunny, not exposed or windy.
Marigold, Lovage, Petunia, Potatoes, Carrot, Strawberry, Swiss Chard and Beetroot. Jane recommends all root crops, cucumber.
Single Plants: 25cm (9") each way (minimum)
Rows: 15cm (5") with 35cm (1' 1") row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow directly in the garden.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Strong supports needed for climbing varieties. Supply plenty of water to the roots from flowering through to harvest.
Regular picking encourages more growth
Leaf-eating beetles can trun the leaves into confetti overnight. Either hand pick them (they come out at night) or if there are too many, use a pyrethrum based spray
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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