Bean plants can be either bush beans (grown on a bush) or climbing beans (grown on a vine). The main types of climbing bean are either runner beans (phaseolus coccineus) or green beans (phaseolus vulgaris). While grown and used in the same way, runner beans produce larger pods with rougher skin, and do better in …Read More about Harvesting climbing beans
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A decent sized pot or container with half a dozen French bush beans is a must have for the small city garden. Even on a balcony or indoors, for the space of one container, it is possible to have a fresh supply of fine green beans throughout the summer. There is slightly more to it …Read More about Bean pot gardening
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 Beans Flowers Gallery
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?