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Growing Runner Beans

Build Support for Beans |Support is vital for these climbing plants. Build a wigwam from eight canes, ideally at least 7 ft (2.2 m) long, pushed firmly into the soil about 12 in (30 cm) apart, in a circle. Tie the canes securely at the top and again halfway down.


Grow a Row of Beans

Climbing peas and runner beans are among the most productive vegetables in the garden, but you do have to treat them well to get the best crops. They are easy to care for once planted out and established, but the key to success is to nourish the soil well before planting time.


Scarlet runner beans. How to select, care for, and harvest at four different stages (flower, young pods, shell beans, and dry beans).


How to Grow Runner Beans

Climbing French and runner beans are among the most productive vegetable plants in the garden, They are easy to care for once planted out an...

Scarlet runner bean- gorgeous flowers, edible young pods, mature or dried beans, AND tubers- and a pollinator magnet!


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Treat a trellis as art - this circular trellis in our test garden is a sculpture you can walk through.


How to grow runner beans that deliver flavour

Runner beans are enthusiastic climbers and need support – canes of bamboo or hazel (nicer in my view), of around 8ft (2.5m) length – are ideal. Growing beans in rows around 20in (50cm) apart allows you to lean canes from one row in towards the other. While these are traditionally tied at the top where they meet to create an inverted V, I prefer to tie them in a X. Crossing the canes in the centre allows the plants to scramble up to the end in the same way, but it keeps the beans hanging…