When to plant Runner Beans

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  1. Paul Blackburn

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    My runner beans which are in pots are now quite high and ready to plant out.Would it be ok to plant them out.I have the plot ready and the canes are up.I also have some spare ones which are still at the early stage but could be used to replace any I may possible loose.
     
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    Hi @Paul Blackburn ,

    I don't know where you live but it is still very early to plant them out. I live in a very mild area ( we have only had one frost and that was in late December) and I have only just sown my seeds. I usually plant them out in about another 4 to 6 weeks.
     
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    As I said I do have another batch which will not be ready for at least a month.Could I not plant the first batch and see what happens and if I lose any or all due to frost I can replace them with my second batch.And if by chance the first batch all survive I will always find someone on the allotment site to take the 2nd batch.I live in West Sussex and have only seen one mild frost a couple of weeks ago.
     
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      @Paul Blackburn Why not give them a go, it is early and they won't necessarily grow fast in the cooler weather, but if you get no frosts you will be fine and you have spares coming on.
       
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        you could also put up a wind break around the canes which will help keep of the cold winds
         
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        No

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        They always take a step backward when planted out - a bit of wind and cold stops them dead IME. I grow some Dwarf French beans int he greenhouse for the "early beans", that takes the urgency off the Climbing Bean plant production.
         
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