Tag Archives: Runner Beans

How to tie a Clove hitch knot

You will find a Clove hitch the most useful knot to use around the garden and perfect when constructing supports for growing climbers like Peas, Beans ,Squash, Tomatoes Melons and Cucumbers.

Pass the end of the rope around the pole. Continue over the standing end and around the pole a second time. Thread the end under itself and pull tight to form the clove hitch.

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CROPPING RUNNER,BUTTERBEANS AND CLIMBING BEANS

Without doubt the highest yielding vegetables you can grow in the garden and really invaluable for Winter use dried these Butter beans and Borlotti beans are growing in a tiny No-Dig bed in my mums small urban back garden and the soil preparation is now really paying dividends

The Butterbeans I am growing are FAGIOLO DI SPAGNA which are the only ones I have ever had much success with and the Borlotti are LAMON  both from seeds of Italy

http://www.seedsofitaly.com/

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HOW TO PLANT OUT RUNNER BEANS

Although i say in the intro to this video it climbing and dwarf french beans i also plant Butter Beans which are a type of Runner Bean grown especially for there larger sized beans
The easiest was for most of us for most of us to increase the amount of space we have to grow in is to grow plants vertically. Beans in their many varieties will do this as there normally method of growing is to climb up a support. I filmed this a few weeks ago and will be doing an update shortly to show you how they are growing.

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