Saturday, 26 April 2008

Runner Beans


First to be planted are the Runner Beans which i've put in pot's for a while before there planted in the ground to give them a helping hand as last year i planted the seeds straight outside and they never came up so fingers crossed this year we get some

Sowing
Sow seeds from late May to the end of June 5cm (2in) deep and 23cm (9in) apart.
Alternatively, for an earlier crop, sow the beans in 10cm (4in) pots at the end of April indoors and plant out at the end of May 23cm (9in) apart.
The traditional method of growing is to sow a double row with the two rows 45cm (18in) apart; this makes supporting the plants easier.



Growing
Runner beans need a support to climb up. The traditional method is to grow them individually up inwardly sloping 2.4m (8ft) tall bamboo canes tied near their top to a horizontal cane. If you slope the bamboo canes so that they meet in the middle and tie them here so that the ends of the canes extend beyond the row you will find picking is easier and the yield is usually better.

Info from Royal Horticultural Society



Well was down the green house just the other day to give the seeds a water so as the weather has been hot the last few days i went down there today to find my seeds now have shoots growing which has been about two weeks for when they were first sowed

Runner Beans

Finally planted the runner beans outside this evening but before i did i dug a trench and filled with some multi purpose compost before planting then once in gave them a good watering

Runner Beans

Runner Beans

Runner Beans

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