Direct sow dwarf French bean seeds in 4cm deep drills Space seeds 12cm apart, and thin to final spacing. Wait until the soil has warmed up, from mid May until the beginning of July. If sown when the soil is too cold and/or wet the beans may rot. The seeds can also be sown indoors in pots from April and planted out at their final spacing.
Dwarf French bean growing calendar
Dwarf beans originated in Central America, Peru and Columbia. They have been cultivated for 7,000 years. Christopher Columbus brought them back to Europe from his second voyage to the ‘New World’ in 1493. The common bean is the main grain legume for direct human consumption, and it represents a rich source of protein, vitamins, minerals, and fiber.