Vegetables

Beans - Climbing 'Purple King'

A vigorous variety that produces heavy crops of medium-sized, flat, dark purple pods which turn a rich green colour when cooked.

Position

Full sun.

Sow

Direct where they are to grow in damp soil, alongside a trellis or a tripod of garden stakes. Cover with Yates Seed Raising Mix and firm down. Do not water for a couple of days after sowing. Best results are achieved when soil temperature is consistently above 20 degrees Celsius.

Care

Choose a sunny, well-drained position and add Thrive Granular All Purpose Fertiliser for best results. If necessary, help the young plants to climb onto the trellis or tripod. Apply Yates Thrive Soluble Fertiliser when first flowers appear and pick beans young for maximum yield. Surplus beans can be frozen for later use. Protect from snails with Yates Blitzem.