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Dwarf beans (French Beans, Bush Beans) (Phaseolus vulgaris)

 Dwarf beans - Vegetable

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(Best months for growing Beans - dwarf in New Zealand - temperate regions)

Jan

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(Best months for growing Beans - dwarf in New Zealand - sub-tropical regions)

P = Sow seed

  • Easy to grow
  • Space plants 5-15cm apart
  • Harvest in 7-10 weeks.
  • Compatible with Sweetcorn, spinach, lettuce, summer savory, dill, carrots, brassicas, beets, radish, strawberry and cucumbers, tagates minuta (wild marigold)
  • Avoid growing close to: Alliums (Chives, leek, garlic, onions) Sunflower
  • Keep watered and watch for shield bugs and green caterpillars.
  • Pick the beans regularly to encourage new flowers. Flowering will slow right down if you let the beans get too large (hard and stringy) on the plants.
  • For a continuous crop, plant more seedlilngs as soon as the previous planting starts to flower.
  • Protect against snails and slugs - they will completely destroy newly sprouted beans, and will eat the leaves off grown plants.

HEALTH AND MEDICINAL BENEFITS

One serving of green beans (about 3/4ths of a cup) contains:

  • 2 mg of Vitamin C, around 25 percent of the daily recommended value. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps boost your immune system. It’s also integral for the production of collagen and helps protect your skin from oxidative stress.
  • 690 IU of Vitamin A, a little less than 15 percent of the daily recommended value. Vitamin A isn’t a single vitamin. It’s a group of compounds known as retinoids. Vitamin A is important to immune health, reproduction, and healthy vision.
  • Vitamin K: 43 mcg
  • Thiamin: 0.1 mg
  • Niacin: 0.7 mg
  • Vitamin B-6: 0.14 mg
  • Vitamin E: 0.41 mg

Minerals

Green beans are a good source of minerals, especially manganese. This essential mineral supports your metabolism and has antioxidant abilities. It also supports bone health and promotes wound healing.

Other minerals in one cup of raw green beans include:

  • Calcium: 37 mg
  • Iron: 1.03 mg
  • Magnesium: 25 mg
  • Phosphorous: 38 mg
  • Potassium: 211 mg
  • Zinc: 0.24 mg

The vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants in green beans (dwarf or other varieties) can provide important health benefits. For example, vitamin C is important for helping your body heal from injuries and maintain healthy blood vessels and muscles. Consuming enough Vitamin C can also help improve your immune system over time.

If you are going to use Dwarf beans to treat an existing health condition please consult with your healthcare provider first.

 

Dwarf beans