BEANS

                                

Beans need to be planted in full sun
It will take 5 – 10 days to germinate
It will take 50 – 70 days to harvest
They are tender and cannot withstand frost
Basic Care

Beans are light feeders and their deep roots loosen the soil
Beans are a source of nitrogen for the soil while they are growing. Plant them next to spinach and sweetcorn which need the nitrogen from the beans.
Dig the bean plants into the soil once the harvesting is complete to increase the nitrogen levels. Heavy feeders can be planted afterwards.
Trellis the beans to promote their growth.

Companion Planting Beans will repel potato beetles so plant them with potatoes!
You can also plant them with beetroot, sweetcorn, cabbage, lettuce and carrots.
Do not plant beans with onions!
Common Pests Leaf eating beetles, cutworms, whitefly, aphids
Nutritional Value Beans are rich in protein and carbohydrates
How to harvest

Beans can be harvested green and eaten fresh or they can be left to dry on the plant and used as dry beans.
The more you harvest, the more the plant produces so harvest them fresh for a larger dry crop, but be careful: Bean plants are tender at this stage so harvest them gently.

Saving Seed

Allow the selected beans to dry on the plant for about 6 weeks after the eating stage. If frost threatens the drying, dry them indoors.
Dried beans can be used for cooking but also for planting.
Store the seeds in a cool dry place. If you do so, the seeds will last for 3-6 years.

Reel Gardening Packs That Contain Beans Kids Veggie Pack | Salad Garden | Spring/Summer Planting Pack | Vegetable Garden | Beans Single Pack | Summer Vegetable Garden | Kids Veggie Starter