Runner Bean - Lady Di
Lady Di produces superb, long, slim, fleshy, completely stringless, 12 inch pods with a very slow seed development resulting in heavy crops of tender delicious dark green pods over a long season.
Prefers fertile, moist yet well drained soil which has had plenty of well-rotted compost dug into it the previous autumn. For an early start sow seeds from mid spring in artificial heat (propagator, greenhouse, warm room) in peat pots and plant out after last expected frost. Outdoors do not sow until at least 10 days after last frost, 5cm deep. Sow 2 seeds every 30cm in rows 38cm apart. Remove weaker seedlings after germination. Ensure soil is warm and avoid it becoming baked hard. Water regularly and liquid feed every 14 days during mid-summer. A thick mulch will help conserve moisture. Pick regularly on the young side to ensure top quality and prolonged cropping.