In partnership with local Schools, businesses and the Young Vinnies, we worked with children to plant their own vegetable seedlings, learning about food production and taking responsibility in caring for the environment. Children worked together and loved being able to take home the mini veggie gardens they had grown.

Garden Care Advice

Growing Climbing beans, also Pole beans, Runner beans, Scarlet Runners (Phaseolus vulgaris, Phaseolus coccineus)
October November December (Best months for planting Climbing beans in New Zealand - cool/mountain regions)

Easy to grow

Harvest in 65-80 days

Sow in garden. Sow seed at a depth approximately three times the diameter of the seed

Best planted at soil temperatures between 16C and 30C.

Space plants: 10-20cm

Grow beans up fences, trellis etc the sky is the limit!

Keep well watered

Pick regularly to encourage new flowers

Watch out for snails, as they will eat through the stems near ground level, and will completely eat newly sprouted beans. If you have nice new beans plants one day, and none the next, then it is probably slugs or snails!

If your School is interested in participating please contact us!