Dwarf Bean - Speedy
This variety is aptly named, as one of the quickest beans to produce pods to pick, as well as being very early. Speedy is also very productive, with fleshy, mid-green pods, 13-14cm long.
Sow seeds in mid-April in pots indoors to plant outdoors late May. Sow seeds early May to July outdoors. Sow seeds individually in 7.5cm pots at 18-21C from mid-April for transplanting outdoors after all risk of frost has passed. Alternatively sow seeds direct outdoors in warm soil, although germination can be erratic in cold, wet soils, from May to late July. Sow 2 or 3 seeds 5cm deep, allowing 20cm between each group of seeds and 45cm between rows with no need to thin out. Use cloches to aid establishment of earliest sowings. Hoe regularly and keep well-watered and mulched during dry periods. Harvest regularly whilst young for highest yields and to extend the season.