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Legumes: Beans

Learn more about legumes — particularly beans — with our thorough plant guide that shows you when to sow and harvest, plus the best conditions for these plants.

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Liberty Runner Beans Produce Outstanding Crop
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Runner Bean 'Liberty'

A favorite with exhibitors, this runner bean has glorious scarlet flowers followed by extremely long (up to 18-inch) pods. The heavy crops of smooth-skinned pods are prized for their tasty, thick flesh.
Sow: Mid-spring to early summer
Harvest: Midsummer to mid-fall
Soil Preference: Well-drained soil, moist soil
Sun or Shade: Full sun, partial or dappled shade

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