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Runner Beans

I am a little late in planting out my runner beans this year. My mum gave me a couple of dozen she'd planted in trays, but as I didn't get a chance to plant them last week, they have became very long and the stems have entwined themselves round eachother.

As I have separated them to plant them into the ground, some of the main stems have broken off at a height of about 12-16".

What I would like to know is will I get another main stem shooting again from one of the side shoots, or is that it - will it not grow any higher.

I would be grateful if someone could tell me so I still have time to sow some more beans to replace the broken plants.

Many thanks.



The broken ones won't re-grow as you described but I'm sure you still have time to plant a new crop. I planted some peas the other day (in modules on my window sill) and got shoots after just 24 hours!

Good luck with them.

13 Jun, 2010


That's great, many thanks

14 Jun, 2010

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