The attractive, golden-yellow, pods of Dwarf Bean 'Golden Teepee' contrast beautifully with the dark green leaves. The stringless pods are held high up on the plants for ease of picking, and are less prone to disease and rotting from soil splash. These tender beans have a superb flavour and add a bright splash of colour to your plate. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 30cm (12").
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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When growing beans, hoe between plants often and water regularly. Provide a compost mulch around the base of bean plants to combat dry periods. For the best crops harvest beans regularly while the pods are still young.
Culinary note: Suitable for freezing. Caution: Cook dwarf beans before eating to avoid discomfort.
Sow dwarf bean seeds indoors from mid April for transplanting later on, or direct sow outdoors from late May to July.
Indoors, sow bean seeds at a depth of 5cm (2") in 7.5cm (3") pots or trays of free-draining, seed sowing compost. Place in a propagator or seal container inside a plastic bag at a temperature of 12-25C (54-77F) until germination, which takes 7-10 days. Do not exclude light as this helps germination. Once germinated, grow on in cooler conditions until all risk of frost has passed and the dwarf French bean plants are large enough to be transplanted. Gradually acclimatise them to outdoor conditions over 7 - 10 days before planting French beans outdoors in rich fertile, well drained soil in full sun with protection from strong winds.
Alternatively direct sow dwarf green beans outdoors when the soil as warmed. Sow 2 bean seeds per station at a depth of 5cm (2") and a distance of 23cm (9") apart. Plant dwarf beans in rows that are 45cm (18") apart.
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Will try again 2016-08-10
We grew long beans for the first time this year, using the Golden Teepee and Purple Teepee. Growing both in the same planter, the Purple Teepee produce a good crop. The Golden Teepee seems much slower but we did get some beans. We'd be happy to have another go at the Golden Teepee and hope for more success next year.
T&M replied on 2016-10-08: Thank you very much for your review. We're sorry to hear that the results with the Golden Teepee were a little disappointing. If you would like to get in touch with our Customer Care team at firstname.lastname@example.org they'll be happy to help you with some growing/cultivation tips. I hope we can continue to be of service to you in the future.