Seeds - Bean, Runner - Sunset
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Description: Gorgeous, with unique salmon-pink blossoms that attract hummingbirds. Runner beans are both ornamental and edible. For green beans, harvest when pods are tender and slice before cooking; for dried beans, let the beans develop in the pods. Excellent for freezing. Pole habit.
Pack Size: 250 seeds
Latin Name: Phaseolus coccineus
Main Uses: Culinary, ornamental
Days to Maturity: 60 - 65 days
Exposure: Full sun
Height: Vine, pole habit
Flowering Time: July and August
Germination: 7 - 14 days.
Outdoors: Direct seed once the risk of frost has passed. Runner beans can tolerate slightly cooler temperatures than snap and pole beans. Choose well-drained soil with average fertility. Amend the garden bed with quality compost such as Sea Soil.
Planting Depth: 1”.
Spacing: Sow seeds 4 - 6” apart in rows 18” apart. Thin to 6” apart once the first true set of leaves has developed. If you are planting around a pole, sow 8 - 10 seeds per pole and thin to 3 - 4 plants per pole.
Indoors: Start seeds 3 - 4 weeks before last frost date. For best results, fertilize from first watering with a kelp-based fertilizer such as Sea Magic™
Planting Out: Plant hardened-off seedlings in well-drained fertile soil once the risk of frost has passed.
Watering (Garden): Water regularly to ensure flowering. Sufficient water is a must during flowering and pod set. Mulching at the base will help prevent moisture loss.
Fertilizing (Garden): Amend beds with quality compost such as Sea Soil. No further fertilizing required.
Growing in Containers: May be grown in raised beds or very large planters, such as barrels. Provide a trellis or pole.
Watering (Containers): Water regularly as top of soil dries out to the touch. Sufficient water is a must during flowering and pod set.
Fertilizing (Containers): Fertilize containers regularly with organic plant food. Jobes organic spikes are easy to use and effective!
Garden Companions: Beets, carrots, cauliflower, cucumber, corn, eggplant, potato, radishes, kale, lettuce, peas, potatoes, Swiss chard, and strawberry.
Plants to Avoid: All members of the allium family (onions, leeks, garlic, scallions) and Kohlrabi inhibit growth in beans. Sunflowers will compete for light.
Pest/Disease Issues: Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water.
Harvesting: Runner beans can be eaten when young and tender. Harvest pods when they are 8” long and pick every few days to ensure tenderness.
Suitability for Indoors: Not suited for indoors.