Bean plants produce wonderful flowers. For gardeners the flowers are a sign that the plant is growing successfully and will soon produce beans. Every variety of bean has its own colour flower and many gardeners chose to grow beans particularly for the floral display. The flowers on beans are quite exotic with beautiful pale pastel …Read More about Bean Flowers Gallery
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Now is the time to be thinking about this year’s crop of climbing beans. Beans grow very well in city gardens, from containers or in soil beds. They make good use of vertical space and by mixing varieties will provide a steady weekly crop over the summer months. They are low maintenance and attractive in …Read More about Planting out beans
Bush beans are ideal for growing in pots and containers on balconies or windowsills. They grow to about 60cm in height and are mainly self supporting. Their cropping period is generally shorter than pole beans or climbing beans but with repeat sowings of mixed varieties, new plants can be grown all summer. Bush beans or …Read More about Growing bush beans in pots
With the recent sunny days it is hard to tell if spring is over and summer is here. For plants started in the house the sudden hot days can be confusing. Really gardeners prefer a more gradual transition from winter to summer so young plants can adjust to the changes. Weather changes in recent years …Read More about Spring or summer?
This is the time of year to start beans indoors. These beans were started in the boxes about 10 days ago and are now ready for moving to individual pots. It will be a while before they go outdoors but in the first instance they require separating to stop their roots from tangling up. Recycled …Read More about Repotting first beans
Broad beans are considered winter beans because they grow best in cool weather and dislike summer heat. These fast growing beans can be planted in the autumn to over-winter for an early summer harvest or in early spring (February/March) for a summer crop. They grow well in soil or in containers. Broad beans are easy …Read More about Early beans: Starting broad beans