Pole beans differ from bush beans in that they can be grown in confined areas, in containers, and can be picked over a long period. However, they do require a longer growing season. CULTURE: Sow outdoors in warm, moist soil when the temperature is above 20C. Cold soil temperatures will decrease germination. Comes up in 5-10 days at 70F/21C. Sow 5 or 6 seeds around each pole or every 10cm/4” for nets. Seeding depth 2cm/1” deep. Seed can be damaged by maggots in the soil. TIP: To prevent disease and poor germination associated with sowing in cooler temperatures, start seeds indoors 3-4 weeks before last frost. Seed 3 beans in 3” peat pots. Plant entire peat pot outdoors when the soil is warm. Sowing rate: varies depending on type of training.
Note: Our seed is not treated. Due to unpredictability of soil temperatures and moisture, we cannot be held liable for germination failure when soil is too cool or wet. For early crops, we suggest seeding only part and covering with a row cover.