Runner Bean – Goliath
This is a prolific variety, reliably producing long, slender, straight pods over a long picking reason. It also features red flowers.
Sow seed from mid April indoors for transplanting, or from late May to July direct outdoors. Sow seed 5cm deep in 7.5cm pots or trays of good, free-draining, seed sowing mix. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag and place at 18-20C until after germination which takes 7-10 days. It can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed, sow 15cm apart, 6cm deep and in rows 45cm apart. Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for 7-10 days before planting out after all risk of frost, against canes or netting. Hoe regularly and keep well watered, and give a liquid fertiliser every 2 weeks.