Thank you all very much for the two trees that arrived yesterday. As you may remember they were for my wife's birthday and she was absolutely delighted. We have followed the instructions and they are now looking very nice in our small but crammed garden. They were well packed and even as she unwrapped them she had no idea what they were, a perfect surprise. So impressed was she with the service, I think other orders may follow.
Jeff Mead, Theale, Reading
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Despite the fact that French Beans are sometimes known as String Beans, Blue Lake is actually stringless!
These defy any Summer drought and remain sugar sweet and tender when cooked; eaten raw they make a tasty and crunchy addition to Summer salads. But their versatility doesn't end there as they are perfect for freezing - and any left at the end of the season can be dried and the pure white beans use as haricot beans!
Grow against a trellis or bean rack or up netting - interplant with peas or runner beans.
An excellent variety to grow in cold greenhouse or polytunnel.
A Note About Our Seed Packets & Seed Counts
Information on Victoriana's method of packeting seed, including information on the seed packets. Also details on Victoriana's seed guarantee.
How To Grow Sweetcorn, Beans and Squashes Using The Three Sisters Method
Detailed advice on how to plant and grow Sweetcorn, Squashes & Beans using the Three Sisters method.
How To Sow Climbing French Beans (Video)
An instructional video by Serena on how to sow climbing French beans.
Edible Classroom - Growing Beans (Video)
A video lesson plan on sowing and growing French Beans in jam jars. Can be undertaken with both French Beans, Runner Beans and Broad Beans.
Edible Classroom - Planting Beans (Video)
Paul explains how to plant the Beans the children have grown and the activities that can stem from this.