Learn how to grow dwarf beans from seeds or seedlings in your garden. Find out what sun requirements these vegetables have, as well as spacing and planting information.

Soil

What soil is good for Dwarf Beans?

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

Position

How much sun do Dwarf Beans need?

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

Frost Tolerant

Are Dwarf Beans frost tolerant?

No

Spacing

How much space do Dwarf Beans need?

Roughly 20cm apart 

Planting

When should I plant Dwarf Beans?

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

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

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. 

Feeding

What do I feed Dwarf Beans?

Prepare soil well with plenty of added compost.

Additional feeding is generally not required for beans. 

Harvesting

When can I harvest Dwarf Beans?

Harvest pods before they become tough and stringy, harvest regularly for a continuous crop. 

Pests

What pests do Dwarf Beans get?

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

Diseases

What diseases do Dwarf Beans get?

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

Notes

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

Water frequently throughout the growing season. 

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