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runner beans


By Fordey

United Kingdom Gb

i planted my runner beans staight into the ground 2 weeks ago how long should they take to show.this is my first gardening project.thanks pat.



I will hope for the best for you, I would say you are a month too soon, unless they are covered with cloches.

18 Apr, 2009


Also, keep an eye out for slugs and snails, they love soft new growth. Plastic soft drink bottles cut in half are good for putting over seedlings at night to protect them if you can't afford the real cloches.

18 Apr, 2009


mine take 2-3 weeks in the unheated greenhouse at this time of year. dont put them outside until about mid/late May.

welcome to GoY too.

18 Apr, 2009


If mum, I mean Fordey is too early, would it not be a good idea to take out the seeds now and re plant new ones next month??

19 Apr, 2009

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