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Organically grown.Cherokee Trail of Tears Climbing French grown in 2022. This black bean is grown for drying and using as a pulse in the winter. It is a climbing bean growing about 2m tall.Sow in deep modules or toilet roll centres in late March or early April and grow on under cover till early May. This deters mice eating the seeds. Harden off before planting out.Plant out on supporting frames about 25cm apart.Alternatively sow direct in May allowing 2 beans per station and remove the weakest plant.Let the beans dry on the plant then harvest the dry pods. Dry further indoors till the pods rattle and then shell the beans and place them somewhere warm on a tray till they rattle sharply on the tray when gently dropped. Then store in a jar for winter use. Grown by Maggie, Sarah Rigden, Alex and Nic, and Christine Richards.

Cherokee Trail of Tears Climbing French bean - Phaseolus vulgaris