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Too cold to plant out?

I normally sow runner beans this week,but for some reason I sowed them on April 10th, I’m not sure to risk planting them outside I’ve hardened them off but it’s so cool they are suffering, not sure to bin them and sow more or plant them, they can’t stay I pots much longer. What do you think?


  • B3B3 Posts: 26,984
    I'd plant out the ones you have and how some more as back up. You can then replace any that don't look good with new plants.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • LynLyn Posts: 23,060
    I’m sowing mine today for planting out 1st of June, if warm enough.
    They need to be sown in deep posts or similar, some people use toilet roll inners.

     I sow mine in deep root trainers, I don’t think yours will do well in those shallow modules as you won’t be able to plant them out yet and as you say, they can’t survive healthily in those shallow modules,  they’re already looking weak on the top growth, 
    I would sow some more today if I were you.
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Which area do you live in Tall trees? If you could see the damage the frost has done in my garden to perennials and rhododendrons this week you would be quite shocked
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • Tall treesTall trees Posts: 175
    I’ve always these pots and they work fine, I’m in Monmouthshire and it’s cold today
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