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planting out runner beans



  • Try Vitax Slug-off - it says that it is harmless to pets and wildlife (except presumably slugs and snails!) - also you can dig it into the soil afterwards.

  • Zoomer44Zoomer44 Posts: 3,267

    I've sown an array of different coloured podded french/runner beans this year in the hope I'll be able to see them better and pick them before they go stringily long and not nice to eat. I struggle to find all the green podded ones. 

  • Yes Im guilty as well,but I have transplanted my runners into larger pots,to big for the moduals that they were in,there about 6 to 8 inches,now they are in my outside plastic greenhouse,,open in the day,closed at night ,still growing strong,fingers crossedlizzy

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    Will probably start mine next weekend - in growtubes in the cold frame - we're still getting some sharp frosts here.

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • i only planted mine last week.. and they are just coming up.. left mine to later this year as so cold.. just got my cosmos up that i planted last week also.. everything bit behind.. seeded so many seeds last week.. my greenhouse is full.. all my summer bedding.

    and the weather has been so nice of late.. i hope we dont pay for it later.. everything has come to life with the warmth we have had..even the grass is gowing now.


  • can you please help? i've been growing runner beans for years but for the last 2/3 years as the  runner beans  appear you can see all the seeds in the pod and as they grow the beans are very beanny and tough. what am i doing wrong ?

  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,989

    Which variety are you growing Mary?

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • my runner beans are about 8inches tall what can I do with them until they are ready to be planted


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