Beans including snake beans, broad beans, winged beans and runner beans are easy to grow in the UK and with varieties such as green beans, runner beans and climbing beans a good bean crop is easy to grow.
Beans are grown for seed pods which are generally picked before they mature, while the seeds are still soft.
Beans are grown across the UK. Beans generally require full sun and a well drained soil rich in humus or organic matter. Plant bean seeds when frost conditions have passed. Beans should be planted approx 10cm deep and 60cm apart. It is a good idea to put supporting or climbing poles in place before planting so as not to disturb roots. Beans like to be kept moist, but be careful not to overwater. Once you have picked beans, plants can be dug into the soil or composted.
- Scarlet Runner' is an early variety.
- 'Purple Queen' is a high yeilding french bean.
- Dwarf 'Borlotti' can be harvested early as green bean or left to dry.
- Butter 'Cherokee Wax' is a yellow dwarf variety.
- 'Coles Early Dwarf' is an early Broad Bean
- 'Blue Lake Climbing' is a highly productive climbing variety.
- Dwarf Bean "Snapbean" is a stringless variety.
- "Snake Beans" are used in stir fry and along with the Madagascar Bean and Winged Beans are more suitable for warmer climates, or summer crops.
Bean Plants and Seeds are available for sale from the following suppliers.
MOUNT FOLLY NURSERIES
Southwick Road North Boarhunt Near Wickham Hants PO17 6JH
Hotline Phone Numbers: 01329 832294 : : 07000 M-O-U-N-T-F :: 07000 F-U-C-H-S-I-A
Young plants specialists. Growing Fuchsias, Geraniums, Patio Plants and Plug Plants. One of the best selections available in the UK direct from the grower!
VEGETABLE PLANTS DIRECT
Vegetable Plants Direct provide top quality young vegetable, herb and fruit plants some of which are from organic seed But all Grown without any chemicals in various plug and pot sizes which are all available mail order from our shop. We are a family run bus iness based in the South West near Churchill In Somerset that is passionate about growing Veg and getting the nation to grow their own vegetables.
DEFLAND NURSERIES LIMITED
Benwick Road, Doddington March, Cambs. PE15 OTU
tel. 01354 740553 fax 01354 741200
Specializing in Organic Plants for Garden Allotments. Vegetable, Salad, Herb, Strawberry and Ornamental Plants
NICKY MAIL ORDER SEEDS and GARDEN GAMES
Purveyor of quality seeds worldwide, all your favourite, exotics, rare and unusual seeds, Garden Sundries and Garden Games