This plant has no fragrance
Bean 'Blue Peter' Overview
Beans are ppular vegetables from the Americas, together with Maize, Squash and tomatoes! This much-loved variety is a speedy and abundant producer. Its tender pods are a deep purple shade, turning a lovely dark green when cooked. Certainly one to include in the home kitchen-garden! The wild species is native to South America and this is where its cultivation began.
Common problems with Bean 'Blue Peter'
Spray off aphids, leaf-hoppers, spider mites early in the morning, therefore allowing foliage sufficient time to dry and thus reducing chances of blight and white mold. Handpick and destroy harmful beetles.
Bean 'Blue Peter' Companion Plants
Root crops, sweetcorn, tomato, cucumber, cabbage, lettuce, marigold
How to harvest Bean 'Blue Peter'
Harvest pods from 7 - 14 weeks from sowing. Pick regularly to extend the harvesting season.
How to propagate Bean 'Blue Peter'
Directly sow each seed into the garden no deeper than 5 cm. Cover lightly with loose soil. Space seed 10 cm apart and water. Germination within 10 days. Make sure to have a structure ready to train up!
Special features of Bean 'Blue Peter'
Beans add nitrogen to soil while taking few nutrients. Rotate with heavy-feeding crops like Kale, Kohlrabi, Swede, Brussels sprout, Broccoli, Cabbage and Cauliflower.
Dark pink fading to light with age.
Other uses of Bean 'Blue Peter'