Bean, Climbing ‘Purple King’ (Phaseolus vulgaris)
Productive with good flavour
Produces attractive 18cm long purple beans over a long period if picked regularly. The pods turn green when cooked.
When to sow: mid-October to December
Where to sow: Direct on 180cm trellis, a four pole tepee or a single pole
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 8cm
Directions: Grow climbing beans on a 180cm or more tall trellis, a four-pole tepee or on a single pole. Plant the seed 2.5cm deep and 8cm apart after the danger of frost is over. Pick the beans every couple of days or so to prolong the harvest.