Johnsons Climbing Bean Blue Lake Seeds are a terrific variety that grows tall and produces rounded, fleshy stringless pods of delightful climbing beans. Well known for its flavour and heavy cropping; it is one of the most popular bean varieties among gardeners and farmers alike. Ideal for freezing and is high in Vitamin C. Ideal in stir fries, curries or in salads. If left on the plant their dried white seeds can be used as haricot beans. Easy to grow and versatile, peas and beans make a delicious and nutritious addition to any meal. As well as being a traditional side, legumes also provide a terrific source of protein for a vegan diet. Peas and broad beans prefer cool conditions but need to be grown in full sun or partial shade. Short on space? Many varieties are well suited to growing in plant pots. Ideally you do not want to overcook either peas or beans, keeping just a touch of crispness.Characteristics:When to Sow: For indoor sowing – April to MayFor outdoor sowing – May to early JulyWhen To Harvest: For indoor sowing – July to SeptemberFor outdoor sowing – July to OctoberSoil Type: Cultivated soil, sunny positionAdvice: Make an early and late sowing for the longest harvest. In hot weather, mist with tepid water in the evening to help the pods setPacket Contents: Average 100 seedsLatin name: Phaselous vulgarisTransplanting: If sowing indoors will need to be transplanted outdoorsJohnsons’ premium ranges of flower and vegetable packet seeds feature captivating flowers and authentic vegetables from around the world. No matter what the size of your growing space, either a spacious garden or a limited patio, the high quality of Johnsons’ seeds cater for any needs.Explore more of our horticultural range; we have a wide selection of gardening essentials available from compost to plant pots Have a query or can’t find something you’re looking for? We receive new deliveries every week, so if the item you wish to purchase is currently out of stock, please contact our Customer Services Team and we may be able to reserve the items you require.Please note: Plants and seeds are classed as perishable goods and are excluded from our returns policy. This does not affect your statutory rights. See our Cancellation & Returns page for further details. In the unlikely event that you receive your goods damaged or you have been sent the incorrect item, please report your issues to our customer service team as soon as possible. Perishable goods cannot be returned unless we have sent the wrong item, or they are damaged.