Quick to grow and prolific producers, beans suffer from few pests and diseases, making them mostly hassle-free. Sow seeds directly into soil. For colder climates, early sowings should be protected by frost cloth or raised under cover. They can be grown in both pots and garden beds, so are perfect for all garden sizes.
Dwarf Beans will produce their entire crop at once, while Climbing Beans produce all throughout the season.
While there is no need to stake most dwarf varieties (except Broad Beans), if the crop is heavy with beans, pile the soil up around the base of the plants for support.
- Harvest before the pods become tough.
- Dig in or compost the roots when finished to return nitrogen to the soil.
- Support plants in windy places.
Beans (Dwarf) Planting Guide