Bean 'Lazy Housewife' (Organic)

Phaseolus vulgaris
Organic

A Diggers favourite that we rescued from extinction, this outstanding stringless, and highly productive, climbing bean dates back to 1802 and was described by Burpee's as “entirely stringless, exceedingly rich and buttery when cooked”. A proud reintroduction via the valuable work of The Diggers Foundation, from a single seed we were able to propagate and share this heirloom variety with gardeners around the world.

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Bean 'Lazy Housewife' (Organic)

Our oldest climbing bean dating back to 1802. The full description from Burpee's 1888 Farm Annual states "broad thick and very fleshy and entirely stringless...peculiarly luscious... it derived its name which seems discourteous from its immense productiveness". What more can you say except that they suit house-husbands just as well. Yields 773g/plant.

How to grow

Fast growing tender annuals, beans perform best in warm, sunny positions. Shallow rooted vegetables, beans require regular watering. Their ideal soil will be enriched with organic matter, be neutral to alkaline and also have some potassium applied prior to sowing. Climbing and pole beans require support, while bush beans are self-supporting. Sow seed direct when soil temperature is between 16-29 degrees C and there is no likelihood of frost. Seed should germinate within 6-15 days and seedlings should be protected from snails and slugs. Water regularly and when plants start cropping, pick daily to maximise your harvest. At the end of the season, compost plants to add nitrogen back into your soil.

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