Variety: Czar (Real Seed Catalogue)
Sown indoors: 2nd April 2013
First Seedling: 7th April 2013
Germination: 5 days
These are now approximately 2 weeks old and stand around a metre tall.
At 3 weeks old, the plants are now over a meter tall. Some people say that letting bean plants grow so tall prior to planting out, is detrimental to their yield. However, I have grown my beans this way for several years and if their yield is harmed due to their being so tall, I have never noticed, as we have had pounds and pounds of beans every year.
Now nearly 2 months old, these plants have been planted out into one of the large wooden barrels for a few weeks now and have now started to develop their flowers.
Flowers beginning to open
10th July 2013: At three months old and a month after the first flowers opened, we finally have the first runner beans growing. I’m not entirely sure why it has taken so long for the flowers to set and some of the others are still not forming runners but at last, on two separate plants we have a 2cm long runner bean.
20th July 2013: the beans are growing rapidly now.
It is now 12th August and we’re getting a steady supply of beans off the plants now