Sunday, October 9, 2011
The variety I chose to plant this time are called 'Gourmet Delight' from Mr Fothergill's, a dwarf bean with long fleshy pods and great flavour also ideal for deep freezing (so it says on the packet).
If by chance you are a novice or beginner veggie gardener you could do a lot worse than starting out by planting some beans for yourself. For starters you will be able to see, taste, beyond any doubt that home grown fresh beans are tastier by far. Also they are so easy to grow that you should be encouraged to try other veggies and before you know it you'll be tearing up the turf so you can plant even more veggies.
Just a few tips I pinched from Mr Fothergill's website
How to grow: Sow 25mm (1in) deep in dark, damp soil. Avoid watering for a day or two afterwards. Sow 7-10cm (3-4in) apart, allowing 50cm (20in) between rows. Ensure the danger of frosts has passed and protect plants from the wind. Plant in 3-5 metre (10-16ft) rows and remove weeds regularly. Water well during dry periods and spray flowers with a fine rose on your watering can. This will help the pods to set.
Harvest: Around 8-10 weeks from sowing
Cheers for now