Beans (Top Crop Dwarf) Seeds
VEG-BEAN-1-1Regular price $2.20
You can't go wrong with compact Top Crop Dwarf Beans in your garden. You'll enjoy a crop of Beans in no time, without sacrificing too much space in your vegetable patch.
Don't buy more seeds than you need! Urban Bounty's Top Crop Bean Seed Packets include approximately 45 seeds - just enough for a family of 4.
About Top Crop Dwarf Beans
Dwarf beans (also known as 'French Beans' or 'Round Beans') are a compact vegetable that grows on a small bush. The Top Crop dwarf is a productive green bean variety.
Dwarf beans are ideal for small gardens as they don't need staking (unlike runner beans). They can even be grown in a pot on the balcony if you are really short on space. They also happen to be one of the easiest vegetables you can grow - great for beginner gardeners!
Culinary Uses of Green Dwarf Beans
The humble green bean is versatile ingredient in the kitchen that can be used in European, Mediterranean, South East Asian and Asian cuisine alike. Try them in a French Salad Nicoise, sautéed with a little garlic and olive olive oil, or as part of a stir fry. My Dutch Grandmother always used them in her famous broth.
Growing Conditions - Top Crop Dwarf Beans
These easy going plants adapt to most soil types but prefer slightly acidic soil. They love the sun and can tolerate a little wind, but don't like frost. When the plants are in flower (or have beans on them) water regularly, especially in dry spells. Plant in early spring, after the last frosts.
Cabbage, cauliflowers and carrots are good companions for dwarf beans, but avoid planting onions, garlic or beetroot nearby.
- Direct sow: Early spring - late summer
- Spacing: 30 cm apart
- Sowing depth: 5 cm
- Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seedlings are germinating
- Germination: 7 - 10 days
- Harvest: 60 days
- Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails