How to grow Climbing Beans
Climbing beans photos
Growing climbing beans
Climbing beans are so easy to grow like any other climbing vegetables like cucumber, runner beans, dwarf beans, broad beans and peas. This year, I had the first success of growing climbing beans here in England. My Stepmother gave me some climbing beans seeds when we went home to visit them last January and I thought if it grows in my country(Philippines) then maybe it can grow here in England too, I thought. So with that in mind, I tried growing some climbing beans, runner beans as well as Bortollini beans(dwarf Italian beans) according to the label. I was so delighted with the result because we had unending supply of fresh beans this year. I try to vary each year what I plant on my back garden. Also I like experimenting with new vegetables or oriental vegetables which I like very much. I still grow my own Pak Choi every year. I love this vegetable.
Growing climbing beans
What you need to grow climbing beans:
- multipurpose compost or your own home made compost - it does not have to be special compost as long as it is good compost
- grow more fertiliser - I like putting this with the compost, it is a slow release fertiliser
- Beans seeds - this can be climbing beans but can also use dwarf beans, runner beans, broad beans or peas
- water - is very important to water the beans regularly after sowing them or putting them on the soil.
- Stakes or canes - used for the beans to climb so that they will have something to hold them up high, can be used when they are about 4 to 5 inches tall. You can make a tunnel or criss-cross the stakes or cane and train the beans to go up the canes.
Best place to grow Climbing beans
Beans can be planted directly on the plot, on a pot or container with compost, on a raised bed, on a greenhouse or anywhere in the garden but make sure that there is enough sunlight and loose soil. If you are a first time gardener, it would be best if you try planting on pots or containers first then as you succeed then maybe you can try it on the plots or raised beds. I tried it all this year. I planted some in containers or pots, on the raised beds, on the plots and in the greenhouse to see if I will be successful and I did produce a lot of beans. The beans I planted on the raised bed were the ones that produced more beans and also the ones on the containers did well.
Uses of Green beans
For me, I use beans for accompaniment of any meals I cook like stir fries, roast dinners, adobos, stewed vegetables, meat casseroles, spring rolls, and roasted vegetables. Beans goes with any meals really, sometimes it goes with warm salads or cold salads as well. I also like fried green beans, it is very tasty, good for vegetarians. You can also let the green beans mature and use it for stews or casseroles of any kind like beef stew, pork stew, lamb stew or chicken stew, especially if it is cooked in a slow cooker. If you got lots of it, you can save some more green beans seeds for next planting season.
Nutritional Food Value of beans
Here are the nutritional contents of Beans:
1.Protein - beans is packed with proteins
2. Fiber - help control metabolism which contribute to weight loss
3. Vitamins - packed with vitamins
5. calories - beans contain calories
7. minerals - contains iron, magnesium phosphate and more