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how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 22:16

Get your skates on first thing tomorrow. Get some dwarf bean seeds ( not that different from runners). Plant some in small pots, one per pot. Water, keep damp but not too wet. Plant the rest in your vegetable plot, preferably under cloches. Again keep damp ( dwarf beans like it hotter and drier than runners as a general rule). When those in pots are 4-5 inches tall plant them out. Why not use troughs and Multi purpose compost. Feed with tomato fertiser as you water.Warmth is important. When we get to late summer put the cloches back over them to protect them.

This gives you your best chance of some beans this season, but is not guaranteed. However just think of how nice it will be to be eating your own beans when the rest of us are enjoying those from far, far away. Nothing ventured....


how to grow runner beans

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:58

Has your local garden centre or nursery any plants left over. Might just get some in......

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:33

They would know the legal position or whether the council are worth approaching. 

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:26

Have you spoken to Citizen's Advice... a long shot but they may have a cunning plan......

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:20

No, it is absorbed through the leaves and taken down to the roots, systemically killing the whole plant. It kills everything green it touches. 

Please help me before I do something I regret !!

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:14

Are you aware that glysophate will kill the whole plant, on their side as well as yours. The only alternative is constant hacking back on your side.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 21:09

Don't know why but suddenly hard the urge to go out and do some gardening. Cut my astrantias down, after collecting seed, then watered the roots to kick start the new growth. This tidies up the dahlia bed nicely so they can now have their turn in the sun.


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:49

Raining here, and some thunder. Keep it coming..


Posted: 25/07/2014 at 16:27

Rain radar shows rain heading here in about an hour. ( free web site.... will it rain today)

FB, glad you Hh is in good hands. Fingers crossed.

Watering and deadheading first thing this morning but no more until it cools a bit. I remember 1976, and standing outside in the downpour when the drought eventually came to an end,. Strange, as I'm only 27.


Posted: 24/07/2014 at 21:40

Hi Fb, I had a Hedgehog in my garden in daytime , never a good sign. It was on it's last legs. I gave it some water which it drank and some cat food which it ignored. I found a local Hh rescue place and they are looking after it. Anti-biotics and worming apart from Food and drink. It is alive and I can return it to my garden after about 4/5 weeks. 2 others, also young ones had already died. Perhaps the mother was dead and not feeding them?

Anyway, in my experience only the experts can save them. If it recovers with your care then the odds are that it wasn't ill in the first place. Expert help is a must.

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