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When is the latest time to sow green beans

Good morning gardeners.  I have just moved to Czech Republic onto an overgrown 3 acre plot.  I am anxious to cultivate some of the ground in order to plant some seeds.  I am hoping that you can give me some suggestions as to what the best runner beans are and the latest I can plant seeds.  Any suggestions would be really helpful.  Thanks


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,636

    Probably too late for runners but I came across some info yesterday that said you can sow dwarf French beans now and get a crop.   I was looking because I have a new potager that has just been cleared but I need to wait another couple of weeks before I can work the soil again or plant anything because we needed to use a brushwood herbicide on some of the weeds.

    You could also sow some beetroot, carrots, fennel, broccoli and it's probably worth trying kale to crop from autumn and winter greens so you get something to eat in early spring.   Chinese brassicas such as pak choi can be sown from July as they bolt if sown too early.

    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • BobFlannigonBobFlannigon Posts: 619

    Many of the french beans should still produce a full crop, it doesn't have to be the dwarfs ones (which I personally find to be low-yielding and not worth it).

    I think these are what I grew...

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    It's not to late for pea's. You can try french or runner beans mine are only just beginning to climb up their supports.

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