Dwarf French Beans 2ft spacing????

Pete8Pete8 Posts: 2,907

Thought I'd get some dwarf french beans in so just bought some. I was surprised to read they should be spaced 2ft apart. It's been some yrs since I last grew them, but I'm sure they don't grow that big.
Any suggestions please?



  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 43,612

    That seems a big gap to me too.  

    I go roughly with this http://www.gardenersworld.com/how-to/grow-plants/french-beans-grow-guide/ 

    No-one knows if you've done your housework, but everyone knows if you've done your gardening !
  • Pete8Pete8 Posts: 2,907

    Not great advice on the packet then!

    Thanks Dove - so glad I can have more than 3 plants :)

  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 2,118

    I grew Annabell dwarf french last year direct sowed just a couple of inches apart, got a fantastic crop I would say a kg from each plant. Mind I have bought bulbs recently from Aldi they dont say how deep to plant them, and the dahlias and acidanthera arent hardy told them off they thanked me!

  • ForestedgeForestedge Posts: 1,844

    I grow dwarf french beans every year and space them 2 inches apart and about 12 inches between rows and always have good crops.  The instructions on your packet seem ambiguous between the 'sowing outside' instructions and 'Growing' instructions.

  • I do square foot gardening for all my veg, which basically means pack them in tight. Generally 1 - 4 plants in a sq foot depending on the plant (lots of pics on google if you search). Goes against conventional spacing but works great for me and no weeds!

Sign In or Register to comment.