Dwarf French Bean - Boston
Heavy cropping, dark green, straight, round pods, 15cm long are produces on sturdy upright plants, over a long period. It has an excellent flavour and good pod colour and is ideal for freezing.
Sow indoors in 7.5cm pots or direct sow outdoors. For indoors sowing, fill pots with good seed compost. Alternatively, for outdoors sowing, prepare soil by raking until it is fine and crumbly, removing large stones. Sow seeds individually in 7.5cm pots at 18-21C from mid-April for transplanting outdoors 20cm apart late May after frost risk has passed. Alternatively sow direct outdoors in warm soil (germination can be erratic in cold, wet soils) late May to late July. Sow groups of 2 or 3 seeds 5cm deep, 20cm apart and 45cm between rows. Use cloches to help establish early sowings. Hoe regularly and keep well-watered and mulched during dry periods. Harvest regularly whilst young for highest yields and to extend the season.