Beans are one of the easiest crops to grow. The seeds germinate in small pots of compost and the seedling plants are easy to handle and transplant to bigger pots. Using a simple plastic box, place 4 or 6 seeds, cover seeds with compost, spray surface until damp then cover the box with plastic and …Read More about Starting some magic beans
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Beans produce a range of bright coloured flowers before the beans set. Some people actually grow beans as ornamentals because of the flowers. They do provide some early seasonal colour and a food source for bees. The quantity of flowers give a good indication of the crop to come.
The raised bed had about a dozen bean plants of different varieties. These cropped constantly over the summer. Beans grow well in Brussels and suit the lack of space. They grew particularly well with tomatoes and cucumbers.