Dwarf beans are a super productive vegie to grow at home. They don’t take up too much space and can be grown in a vegie patch or pots, so patio, veranda and balcony gardeners can still enjoy home grown beans.
New Yates® Dwarf Bean Tricolour Mix produces a colourful blend of gold, royal purple and deep green bean pods, which are very attractive and turn a meal into a visual feast.
Here’s your easy dwarf bean sowing and growing guide:
Sow Yates Dwarf Bean Tricolour Mix seeds 25 mm deep, direct where they are to grow, in a sunny vegie patch with well-drained soil that’s been enriched with some Yates
Avoid overwatering as seeds can rot before germinating.
Seedlings should pop up in around 7-10 days.
To encourage a great harvest, as soon as the seedlings are established start feeding each week with Yates Thrive® Flower & Fruit Soluble Fertiliser, which is boosted with extra potassium which promotes flowering and bean pod development.
Water plants regularly to keep the soil moist.
Dwarf (bush) beans do not require a trellis to climb on, but if long tendrils appear,
particularly during prolonged cloudy weather, trim these to maintain a bushy habit.
Beans can start to be picked 8 – 10 weeks after sowing.
Regular picking will help promote a longer harvest season.