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24 Apr 19 Jim Cooper (New Zealand - temperate climate)
I have planted scarlet runner beans with great success but the following years I have experienced problems growing them. I understand that they need a nitrogen fixing plant to improve the soil and that spring peas are a good way to do this. Can you recommend a good variety? I believe you need to dig them into the soil just after flowering. Is this correct?
06 May 19 Green thumb (New Zealand - sub-tropical climate)
Beans and peas are nitrogen fixing.
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