Hor­ti­cul­tural aide mem­oire Sow French beans

Country Life Every Week - - In The Garden -

It al­ways pays to hold off sow­ing French beans un­til the soil is suf­fi­ciently warm. Sown too early, they ei­ther fail en­tirely or make a mis­er­able half-baked ap­pear­ance. The sec­ond half of May is quite soon enough, if the weather prove fair. There are many good forms to choose from, in­clud­ing some with or­na­men­tal pods. Rig up a sim­ple frame of sticks to give the plants some­thing to hang onto, and use a trowel to make a hole ev­ery 6in along the row. Into each hole, drop a cou­ple of seeds, thin­ning down to one seedling if nec­es­sary when green­ery ap­pears.

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