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is it a good idea to grow nasterchums with my runner beans



Dont see why not! Nastursiums flowers are edible the only problem is that they also get black fly which could then go on the runners - but they might help with the pollination of the runners - so for it!!

10 Jun, 2010


If you are asking about companion planting Guest so far as I know there is nothing that you plant with runner beans to help or protect them. I personally wouldn't plant the nasturtiums with the bean because of the black fly problem.

10 Jun, 2010


nasturiums are 'traditionally ' planted with cabbages as the cabbage white butterfly is supoosedto prefer it to the cabbage.
I plant sweetpeas with the runners to encourage insects and I cut the flowers regularly.

10 Jun, 2010

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