Bean (Runner bean)

Bean (Runner bean)

Phaseolus vulgaris

Plant family

Hülsenfrüchtler (Fabaceae) (Fabaceae)

Season Overview

Sowing

Harvest

J

F

M

A

M

J

J

A

S

O

N

D

Details

Light requirement

Semi-shaded

Water requirement

Very humid

Soil

Medium (loamy)

Nutrient requirement

Medium

Seeding distance

10 cm

Row spacing

10 cm

Seeding depth

3 cm

Instructions

Mid of May

Sowing

Mid of May

Weeding

Every week

Description

The pole bean is a frost-sensitive, climbing legume that requires a climbing aid when it grows to a height of 3 m or more. Since pole beans belong to the legumes, they can go into symbiosis with nitrogen-fixing bacteria. Therefore, they are a good precrop for nutrient-demanding crops. Different varieties differ in color (green, pied, blue, yellow), pod size and number of seeds per pod.

Origin:

Central and South America

Growing tips

Due to its enormous climbing tendency, at least 2 m high wooden or corrugated wire trellises are necessary. You can sow about 6-10 seeds per climbing pole at intervals of about 10 cm between seeds. There should be about 40-80 cm between the trellis poles, depending on the number of seeds per pole. By harvesting regularly (every 2-4 days) you will increase the yield. Mounding soil when young will ensure good root growth. Pole beans can serve as windbreaks for wind-sensitive crops. They have a high water requirement, but you should avoid waterlogging.

Diseases

Gray Mold

Pests

Aphids

Snails