Dwarf Borlotti Beans are a unique variety with colourful pods and seeds. The semi-dwarf bushes produce a prolific crop that can be eaten fresh when young (like green beans) or can be left to develop mature seeds for cooking. Dried seeds can be stored for a long time and have a nutty flavour.
Sow direct where they are to grow in well drained, damp soil. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing. Best results are achieved when soil temperature is consistently above 20 degrees Celsius. Make successive sowings every few weeks. Grow in a sunny, well drained position. Pick young beans regularly for maximum yield. Great companion plant for carrots, cucumber, cauliflower, beetroot, parsley, parsnip, lettuce & cabbage.
Avoid over watering - seeds may rot before germination if soil is too wet. Avoid sowing too early, or sowing into hard, compacted soil. If required, hill up soil around growing plants for support. Dwarf (bush) Beans do not require trellis to climb on, but if long tendrils appear (particularly during prolonged cloudy weather) trim these to maintain bushy habit.
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