Rainbow beans

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
  • Dynamic Lifter® Soil Improver & Plant Fertiliser. Alternatively, seeds can be sown into 30 cm or larger diameter pots filled with good quality potting mix like Yates Premium Potting Mix.
  • Keep the soil or potting mix only just moist.
  • 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.

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