Beans – Climbing Blue Lake
Regarded as the best climbing been, climbing blue lake is a prolific producer of long, fleshy, stringless beans.
Season – spring/ summer; Sow 2-5cm deep; Plant spacing at 10-20cm; Germination period between 8- 10 days; Soil temperatures between 16˚C and 30˚C; Harvest time approx. 9 to 11 weeks.
Beans are best sown direct and do not like to be transplanted. Sow after all danger of frost has passed, and beware germination rates are slowed if temperatures are low. Construct a support of trellis, teepee or pole before sowing to avoid root damage, supports must be between 1.5 to 3 metres in height. Beans enjoy full sun and even moisture. For successive cropping, sow more seeds when beans start to flower. Regular harvesting will increase yield.
Good companion plants – sweet corn, lettuce, carrots, dill, brassicas, beets, cucumbers and zucchini
Seed quantity - 40