Beans (Broad) Growing Guide

Beans (Broad)

Crop Rotation Group

Legumes (Pea and Bean family) 

Soil

Good, well-drained soil.

Position

Most locations.

Frost tolerant

Yes.

Feeding

Not usually required.

Companions

Cabbage, Brussels Sprouts, Broccoli, Calabrese, Cauliflower, Celery, Carrot, Sweetcorn, Potatoes, Nasturtium and Lovage.

Spacing

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

Sow and Plant

Sow direct into soil in rows. Early sowings should be protected by cloches or raised under cover in modules.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalized calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.

Notes

Support plants in windy places. Dig in roots when finished cropping as these return nitrogen to the soil.

Harvesting

Harvest before the pods become tough. Often get a second crop.

Planting and Harvesting Calendar

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