Climbing Bean - Goldfield
This variety produces delicious, fleshy, bright yellow, broad, flat podded, stringless wax pods, which are 25cm long and 25mm wide. Climbing Bean Goldfield has a good early plant vigour and early to pod continuing throughout the summer. It is decorative in both flower and vegetable gardens.
Sow seeds April to May in pots of moist seed compost and cover with a 2cm layer or compost or vermiculite. Place in a propagator or warm place, and keep at a constant temperature of between 20-25C. After sowing, do not exclude light as this helps germination. Keep the surface of the compost moist but not waterlogged; germination will usually take 6-10 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed. Sow 2 seeds, 5cm deep at 23cm intervals in rows 45-60cm apart. After all risk of frost; plant out with support of strong canes, sticks or netting. Provide a sunny sheltered spot on rich, well-drained soil, raked to a fine tilth. Hoe between plants regularly and water regularly. You can also give plants compost mulch to combat dry periods. Harvest regularly while pods are still young for the best crops.