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How to grow Climbing Beans

Updated on September 20, 2015

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These are my own home grown beans, no pesticides, pure organic
These are my own home grown beans, no pesticides, pure organic | Source
these are my home grown beans last year.
these are my home grown beans last year. | Source
Nearly ready for harvest, these are beans my stepmother Isabel gave me
Nearly ready for harvest, these are beans my stepmother Isabel gave me | Source
beans grown on my raised bed
beans grown on my raised bed | Source
These are broad beans
These are broad beans | Source
some dwarf Bartollini beans
some dwarf Bartollini beans | Source
Climbing beans with peas and green mustard plant
Climbing beans with peas and green mustard plant | Source
Climbing green beans
Climbing green beans | Source

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:

  1. multipurpose compost or your own home made compost - it does not have to be special compost as long as it is good compost
  2. grow more fertiliser - I like putting this with the compost, it is a slow release fertiliser
  3. Beans seeds - this can be climbing beans but can also use dwarf beans, runner beans, broad beans or peas
  4. water - is very important to water the beans regularly after sowing them or putting them on the soil.
  5. 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

4.lipids

5. calories - beans contain calories

6.carbohydrates

7. minerals - contains iron, magnesium phosphate and more




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      bhernahdeth 21 months ago

      Hi Linda, nice post. I have bean seeds and I'll try planting it on a pot.

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Akriti Mattu for your kind comment.

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      Akriti Mattu 2 years ago from Shimla, India

      This is a very good post. I am also growing beans in my balcony. Voted up :)

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you again monia for your kind comment. I like to grow my own vegetables because I enjoy gardening. It is my hobby and I like sharing my vegetables to my friends too.

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      monia ben saad 2 years ago from In my Dream

      Nice idea and nice thinking , hhh i never thought that something like this is effective . thank you for sharing this .

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Patsybell for your kind comment. I just love my vegetables.

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      Patsy Bell Hobson 2 years ago from zone 6a, SEMO

      I think beans are a good choice and I like your variety. It inspires me. ^+

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi! Billybuc, thank you for your kind comment and for visiting my hubs. I love growing my own vegetables like you do. I like your urban gardens and your chickens, they remind me of home.

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      Bill Holland 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

      We evidently live in the perfect climate for pole beans because we are inundated with them each summer. I mean we have so many that they last us the entire year after giving away some. Loved your article about them; I highly recommend them to anyone who wants to start a veggie garden.

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you peachpurple for your kind comment. I hope the weather gets warmer then I could start doing my gardening. Thank you for voting me.

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      first, i must remake my garden before i could do that, voted beautiful

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      Linda Bryen 2 years ago from United Kingdom

      Thank you Maureen for your lovely comment. I just thought of doing this hub because last year my beans really did well. I can't wait for the nice weather to come again so that I will start gardening again. I have neglected my garden at the moment as it is so cold out there nowadays.

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      travmaj 2 years ago from australia

      Hello Linda - I missed this post. I'm really into beans and often cook my own 'baked beans' from dried borlotti beans. Delicious.

      I must take your advice and try to grow some other varieties. Thank you for this. I love your gardening hubs. Cheers...