Thompson & Morgan - Vegetables - RHS Kids - Runner Bean - Scarlet Emperor - 20 Seed
Runner Bean - Scarlet Emperor
Runner beans like to grow up canes as they grow very tall with lots and lots of dangling green beans 30-37cm long in the summer. The bright red flowers of Runner Bean Scarlet Emperor attract butterflies and bees. The beans are tasty and very good for you to eat, reaching the height of 2m.
Sow indoors in 7.5cm pots of moist compost. Make a hole 5cm deep, push in one seed and cover with compost. Put the pot in a polythene bag and put in a propagator or warm place around 18-20C. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not too wet. I will appear in 7-10 days. As I come through the compost move my pot to a bright position. When all the frosts have gone, plant me outside in a sunny position 45cm apart.
Ask an adult to help you to make a wig-wam or frame from canes and string for your beans to grow up.