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In the Vegie Patch: Time to sow beans

This week in the vegie patch we're thinking about beans and when to plant them.

It's a good idea to wait until temperatures are reliably warm before sowing beans, so a few more weeks should do it.


Build strong structures for your beans this week. Photo - Sandra Ross


Meanwhile you can build your sturdy trellis to support them, as beans can get heavy once they are in full growth. For information about growing beans read this article by Graham Ross, 'Kitchen Garden: Beans'.


Triple Treat… our Tee Pee trellis which we are about to plant with cherry tomatoes, beans and cucumber. They will grow together and support each other and confuse the pests!


Tee pee structure for multi-planting beans, tomatoes and cucumbers


Brush turkey alert! They are out and building nests; they will devastate a garden if they get the chance.


Don’t forget herbs: rosemary, sage, basil, parsley, thyme, mint, oregano, lemon thyme and lemon verbena.