Bean, Bush ‘Hickok' (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Good looking, great flavour, excellent disease resistance and vigour. Beans are held well off the ground. Massive concentrated crop. Sow from September in warm districts, October in cold districts. Can be sown up until the end of January.
When to sow: Mid-October to early January
Where to sow: Direct into a prepared garden bed
Depth to sow: 2.5cm
Aspect: Full sun or as sunny a spot as possible.
Soil: Prepared, well drained, fertilised soil. Add lime if soil is too acid.
Spacing: Between plants 5cm Between rows 50 to 80cm apart
Directions: After frost danger is over plant bush beans 2.5cm deep and 5cm apart in rows 50 to 80cm apart in well drained soil. When the crop is ready it should be picked every couple of days or so. Plant from mid-October until early January.