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|Distance between Plants – 4in||Distance between Rows – 18in||Germination within 10 days|
HOW TO SOW
Can be sown indoors in single 6in pots of compost or directly outside in rows 4in apart and 18in between rows. If you are growing the climbing varieties they will need support such as bamboo canes.
HOW TO TRANSPLANT
When transplanting the climbing varieties, place the plant on the inside of the cane to make it easier for it to climb.
HOW TO PLANT
COMPANION PLANTING:prefer to be planted with
dislike being planted with
HOW TO CARE FOR
Keep well watered and weed free. Blackfly may become a problem – an organic method is to use soapy water and spray it onto the blackfly.
PESTS, DISEASES AND PROBLEMS EFFECTING
HOW TO HARVEST
When the beans are around 5in long, harvest by holding the main plant/cane and pull the pod. Be careful not to damage the main plant when doing so.
SAVING SEED OF
At the end of the season, leave a few pods to develop. When the pods feel papery, pick from the plant and remove the beans from the pod. Dry them by placing on a tray for a few days. Store in glass jars and use within a year.
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HOW TO STORE
USING IN THE KITCHEN
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