Find out everything you need to know about growing climbing beans, from sun requirements to spacing all the way through to harvesting. 


What soil is good for Climbing Beans?

Rich, well draining soil, with plenty of added compost to retain moisture. 


How much sun do Climbing Beans need?

Prefer full sun, will tolerate partial sun or afternoon shade. 

Frost Tolerant

Are Climbing Beans frost tolerant?



How much space do Climbing Beans need?

20-30cm apart 


When should I plant Climbing Beans?

Sow seeds in spring once the soil has warmed and once all danger of frost has passed.

Beans grow best when soil temperatures are between 15.5 and 29°C (60–85°F). 

Beans come in many different varieties, follow the directions on the seed packet for depth of sowing. 

If planting from seedling, plant out in the early morning or evening and/or on an overcast day. Avoid planting at peak sun times or on windy days, this will allow your plants to settle in comfortably and protect them from windburn and sunburn. 

Climbing beans will need a support structure such as a trellis to climb up. 


What do I feed Climbing Beans?

Prepare soil well with plenty of added compost. Mulch the soil to retain moisture. 

Additional feeding is generally not required for beans. 


When can I harvest Climbing Beans?

Harvest pods before they become tough and stringy. Harvest regularly for a continous crop. 


What pests do Climbing Beans get?

Aphids, Mites, Cutworm, Slug, Snail, Thrips, Armyworm, Corn Earworm, Leafminer, Looper, Mexican Beetle, Stinkbugs, Spider Mites, Leafhopper, 28 Spotted Ladybug, Flea Beetles, Mealybug


What diseases do Climbing Beans get?

Mosaic Virus, Powdery Mildew, Root Rot, Rust, Leaf Spot, Anthracnose, White Mold, Blight, Damping-off


Is there anything else I need to know about Climbing Beans?

Require a structure such as a trellis to climb up.

Water frequently throughout the growing season. 

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