Monday, June 04, 2012

So what is it with Climbing French Beans?

Mine aren't climbing.  Worse, they aren't even getting out of bed.

Two sowings this year, a total of 128 beans sown.  Germinated?  1.  That's ONE.

This is very odd.  The Runner Beans were slow but have eventually delivered a good quantity of plants.  Normally, though, the Climbing French are faster, positively leaping out.  This year they've clearly seen a warning notice "Attention - ne pas germer" and taken it all too literally.  Ils sont tres en retard.  Je pense qu'ils ont besoin d'un coup de pied au cul.  N'est ce pas?  Or re-sowing again (for the third time; it's getting to the point where they'll be too late to deliver a crop).



Sue@G.L. Allotments said...

I think runner beans are a bit hardier than French so maybe the cold has affected the French more!

Peut-être leur donner une chance de plus

Woody Wilbury said...

Hmm; peut-etre!! Je perds patience un peu!

Liz said...


I had the same problem last year. Ended up with one plant that maxed out at around 30cm and 2 pods.