Organic Climbing Bean - Helda
This flat podded French Bean produces high yields of 25cm-long pods throughout summer. The smooth, stringless pods are early to mature and can be harvested from June onwards. For even earlier crops, Climbing Bean 'Helda' can be grown in the greenhouse. Height: 180cm. Spread: 30cm.
Sow seeds from May to July outdoors, directly into rich, well prepared soil in a sunny spot. Provide support for climbing habit, either a row or wigwam of 180cm canes or netting. Sow 2 seeds against each cane, 4cm deep. Keep watered, particularly once flowering commences, adding a mulch during hottest, dry periods. Pick pods regularly whilst young for heaviest yields and to extend the season.