When should sow runner bean seeds in your garden? Sowing runner beans is best done in late spring or early fall, while the bean plant is dormant. If you want to grow your own bean crop this is a great time to do it. Runner beans are very fast growing plants and will often grow up to six meters long.
Therefore, make sure you provide them with plenty of space. Don t sow more than three seedlings per trellis (a.k.a. trellis line) to allow them enough room to grow.
Once you have your seedlings planted you need to provide them with moisture and food. One way to help your runners grow fast and stay healthy is to make sure they get plenty of water. You can buy nectar from a garden center that contains almost ready to eat runner beans seeds or buy an all natural starter kit that contains water, soil, sugar and other nutrients that are right for your garden. You could also help your garden by providing your hummingbirds with a food source of wildflower, which are another species of bird that love hummingbird eggs.
The best time to provide your hummingbirds with food is in the late winter or early spring when most wildflower activity has stopped. Hummingbirds absolutely love and need sunflowers. You should also consider planting some red Java bushes along the edge of your garden, especially if your garden is located near a source of water, as these bushes will help provide birds with berries and seeds. If you provide your hummingbirds with plenty of food and water, your runner beans seeds will grow quickly and even produce runners if you are careful about choosing your plants.
Most people who grow hummingbirds prefer the tasty dark-colored beans and seeds, which can be sold in bunches or by the bag. However, there are other varieties of hummingbird favorites such as white-crowned purple Bushels, yellow-faced Shea Butternut, or the black-crowned and cream-colored Royal jelly beans. If you want to have many different types of these birds eating your runner beans, then you should try planting them together. For example, plant two bunches of Royal jelly beans beside each other in your garden. You will have a great source of seeds for your hummingbirds and you will also be increasing your plant count.
In addition to the seeds, you will also want to provide your hummingbirds with a variety of green, red and orange flowers. If you are lucky enough to have some red flowers already on your garden, you should try to harvest these before your seeds start to germinate. Planting these seedlings next to red flowers will give you the best chance of having your hummingbirds choose these red flowers to eat.
Since the most popular way to encourage hummingbirds to eat your runner beans is to provide them with lots of daytime light, you will also want to provide your hummingbirds with plenty of full sun. This means that you will have to spend lots of time giving your hummingbirds plenty of direct sunlight. You can do this by providing special hives at various points around your garden where your hummingbirds will be able to get the sunlight they need. Make sure you provide plenty of shelter for your hummingbirds and give them plenty of full sun and full shade at night.
The last thing you should do is plant the seeds of your Runner Bean into a mix of other wildflowers. There are many hybrid species of wildflowers that will go nicely with your Runner Beans. Some of the most common include: Queen Anne's lace, Canada Lily, Button, Carolina Spring Beauty, and more. You may want to plant all of these flowers in their own pots so that they can grow together. This will provide you with the best chances of getting the results you are looking for from your Runner Bean seeds.