Bean (Colour Combo Dwarf) Seeds
VEG-BEAN-2-1Regular price $2.20
Beans are such a versatile staple in your vegetable garden. This dwarf variety is perfect if you don't have space for runner beans. The purple, yellow and green beans also add a punch of colour to your vegetable garden.
Don't buy more seeds than you need! Urban Bounty's Colour Combo Dwarf Bean Seed Packets include approximately 45 seeds - plenty for a family of 4.
About Colour Combo Dwarf Beans
Dwarf beans (also known as 'French Beans' or 'Round Beans') are a compact vegetable that grows on a small bush. The Colour Combo Dwarf mix includes green, yellow and purple dwarf beans.
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 for Dwarf Beans
The humble bean is a 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. (The colour of the beans will revert to green when cooked.)
Growing Conditions - Colour Combo 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.
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: 4 - 5 cm
- Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seedlings are germinating
- Germination: 7 - 10 days
- Harvest: 75 days (pick regularly to encourage sustained fruiting)
- Protect young seedlings from slugs and snails