Sowing indoors: Sow seeds individually in small pots or seed trainers filled with compost and keep pots in a frost-free greenhouse, propagator or on a warm, sunny windowsill while frosts are likely. Keep compost moist but not saturated. Accustom the young plants to outside conditions by day for 2-3 weeks before transplanting them outdoors.
Sowing outdoors: Direct sow when the risk of frost has past, around mid-May. Plant to a depth of 5cm. Allow 60cm between rows and 20cm between plants. Ensure poles or cane supports are provided before planting.
Growing instructions: Grow climbing french beans in a fertile soil and apply compost. Loosely tie the shoots to the cane as they grow. Water at the base of the plants generously mornings or evening from seedling stage. Water both mornings and evenings in particularly dry spells.