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Runner Bean Seeds

Runner bean seeds are a kitchen garden classic. Growing your own means that you can harvest while the pods are still young and tender. Browse our full range of vegetable seeds for more popular bean seed varieties and read our expert bean growing tips to help increase crops.

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Runner bean seeds are a cost-effective way of harvesting a bumper crop that can be eaten fresh or frozen for future use. The plants have pretty flowers and can be grown up bamboo wigwams or on purpose made plant supports. No time or room to grow from seed? Take a look at our bean plants. For more fabulous bean varieties, browse our French bean seeds and broad bean seeds.

When to sow runner bean seeds

Sow runner bean seeds under cover from April to plant out when the risk of frost has passed. Remember to harden the plants off first. You can sow directly into the ground after the last frost.

How to grow runner bean seeds

Use deep root trainers with one bean seed per module. They should germinate in 7-14 days. Prepare the ground well with plenty of organic matter and put up a strong support such as a wigwam of bamboo canes. Plant out after the last frost, putting a couple of plants on each cane.

Keep well-watered and pinch out the plants when they reach the top of the canes. Pick regularly to keep the plants cropping. Read our guide on how to grow bumper crops of beans for more tips.