Bean : Climbing Bean : Borlotto Lingua (Firetongue)
Sowing Instructions: Sow seed 4cm (1½ in) deep in 7.5cm (3 in) pots or trays of good seed compost. Place in a propagator or sealed container inside a polythene bag and place at 18-21C (65-70F) until after germination which takes 7-10 days. Can also be sown direct outdoors once the soil has warmed sufficiently. Sow in 15cm (6in) apart, 4cm (1½ in) deep.
Growing Instructions: Gradually acclimatise to outdoor conditions for a few days before planting out after all risk of frost has passed. Grow as for Runner Beans and support with canes or netting.
Aftercare Instructions: Hoe regularly and keep well watered, especially when flowering. Mulch during dry periods.
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