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French bean


Where to sow
Sow April to June.  Early sowings can be done under glass.  They need a temperature of 16c to germinate.  Sow directly outside from May.  Sow seeds 5cm deep.  Final spacing should be 20cm apart in rows 45cm apart.

What next
Plant out indoor sown beans once the danger of frost has passed.  These beans are a dwarf variety so don't require any support.

Top tip
Keep picking the pods otherwise they will run to seed and shorten the season.  Successional sowing will also mean a regular supply of beans.