Dwarf Bean - Laguna
Still the industry standard slicing and processing variety, with unbeatable garden performance. Dwarf Bean 'Laguna' produces huge yields of 12cm quite fleshy, intense green pods. This weather proof variety has superb vigour and excellent disease resistance too.
Sow seeds individually in 7.5cm pots at 18-21C from mid-April for transplanting outdoors after frost risk has passed. Alternatively sow direct outdoors in warm soil. Germination can be erratic in cold, wet soils, from late May to late July. Sow 2 or 3 seeds 5cm deep, allowing 20cm between each group of seeds and 45cm between rows with no need to thin out. Use cloches to aid establishment of earliest sowings. Hoe regularly and keep well-watered and mulched during dry periods. Harvest regularly whilst young for highest yields and to extend the season.