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Growing Beans - dwarf, also French beans, Bush beans

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08 Oct 17 Geoff Kachel (Australia - tropical climate)
I have planted three separate varieties of dwarf beans in the past month with zero success. I've been told this is the wrong time of year for these plants, but I'm curious, wouldn't the seeds still strike? Everything else I've planted is growing really well, yet the beans won't even come out of the ground.
03 Mar 18 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Beans can be a little tricky to grow. When you go to plant the seeds wet the soil the day before. Then plant the seeds and don't water again for 3-4 days. Be careful with the watering until they germinate - hot and too wet will rot the seeds.
30 Oct 17 Ben (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
I sowed the seeds back in August and they just started sprouting two weeks ago.
08 Oct 17 Liz (Australia - tropical climate)
Check the information here www.gardenate.com/plant/Beans%20-%20dwarf?zone=4
18 Oct 17 Geoff (Australia - tropical climate)
I was going by the planting guide on the back of the seed packet, which, north of approx Qld/NSW border, said planting all year round. That doesn't seem to be the case, I tried too many varieties of seed in separate beds on a number of different times. Would shadecloth make a difference, or just leave it to next year?
09 Oct 17 Mike (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
It says last planting in July in Tropics. A few plants are a bit iffy to plant now. Over watering and heat and the seeds will just rot in the soil. Did a few up and see if they are rotten. Maybe try starting in shade. Sometimes it is a bit trial and error.
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