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.


What soil is good for Dwarf Beans?

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


How much sun do Dwarf Beans need?

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

Frost Tolerant

Are Dwarf Beans frost tolerant?



How much space do Dwarf Beans need?

Roughly 20cm apart 


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. 


What do I feed Dwarf Beans?

Prepare soil well with plenty of added compost.

Additional feeding is generally not required for beans. 


When can I harvest Dwarf Beans?

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


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


What diseases do Dwarf 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 Dwarf Beans?

Water frequently throughout the growing season. 

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