When cultivating a vegetable garden reasonably intensively, each bed should preferably provide at least 2 crops during a season. This is usually done by having small plants ready to plant as soon as the first crop has been harvested. Gradually you gain some experience (especially if you are diligent in noting what you do!) With which combinations are most often successful, and which are just legally optimistic or a decidedly bad match. This applies both to which crops are good combinations, and also to which varieties are most suitable. And in time, the really happy couple ends up being a regular part of the cultivation plan.
Thus here in the bed, where the stalk beans have for some years followed the sown onions. The onions are both shallots, red onions and kepal onions, but chosen based on experience that they can be harvested in mid-July. This means that a somewhat slower variety (which never lay down before sometime in August) has been dropped to this bed.
The pole bean Fasold has been chosen because it is both fairly quickly developed and at the same time gives some long, slim and quite delicious beans over a relatively longer period of time. They are sown in root trainers where there is reasonable space for roots, so that the planting can be pulled a little if the bulbs are delayed. According to the variety description, 55 days had to pass from sowing to harvest - this year they were sown on 3 July, transplanted on 17 July and the first have been harvested today. So it seems to fit reasonably well, and now there is a prospect of at least a month of bean harvesting or more - in 2015, the last ones were harvested on 20 October.