How To Plant Dwarf Beans In A Container

How To Plant Dwarf Beans In A Container

Dwarf Beans are ideal for small spaces, easily grown in a pot

Many Dwarf bean varieties are suitable for growing in small spaces, yielding a surprisingly high number of beans. These dwarf beans only grow to a height of 30 – 45cm (12 – 18”).


 You will need:

  • 35cm (15”) pot
  • multi-purpose compost
  • seed
  • watering can with a fine rose
  • labels

The variety we have chosen is ‘Bellini’ which is ideal for containers.

Fill the container with good quality peat-free compost to within 2.5cm (1”) of the rim, level off.

Push 3 beans evenly spaced around the edge, about 2.5cm (1”) into the compost and cover.

Water in with a fine rose.

For a succession of beans throughout the summer sow a pot at 2 weekly intervals. They should germinate in 10 - 14 days.

bean shoot

They need to be kept in a light frost-free place until all danger of frost has passed then they can be moved to a sunny position outside.

Remember to keep watered if the weather is dry, if they get too dry they will stop producing flowers and the beans won’t fill out.


Angela Slater

Daughter of a farmer and market gardener so have always had a connection with the outdoors, whether it was keeping animals or producing fruit, vegetables and cut flowers. Along with my work at Hayes Garden World I also have a smallholding, mainly breeding rare breed pigs. I gained an HND and BSc in Conservation and Environmental Land Management, as a result I am an ardent environmentalist and have a keen interest in environmentally friendly gardening. In my time at Hayes I worked for several years in the Outdoor Plant and Houseplant areas.