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24/11/2011 at 15:27
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needed help with runner bean trenches

searches for planting or growing runners only gave a list of vatieties - had to use google

this clip v. short
24/11/2011 at 15:27
Took ages to find
Search engine is vestigial
needed help with runner bean trenches

searches for planting or growing runners only gave a list of vatieties - had to use google

this clip v. short
11/05/2012 at 11:49
I have heard that you need to pinch out the tops of climbing beans but this video doesn't show you when and how.
27/06/2013 at 17:10

This is my problem, too.  The beans are growing fast, almost to the top of the canes. Should the tips be pinched out?   Please do tell.

28/03/2014 at 18:27
Yes, Rosie.
When they get to the top of the supports, pinch them out to encourage them to bush out a bit lower down. Otherwise they'll carry on up to the sky and you'll end up being chased by a giant. Fee fie fo fum!
28/03/2014 at 19:14
AS an 80 year old novice, I have never grown or eaten haricot beans. Can one eat them in the same way as runner beans ie eat the case and keep the seeds.
I hope not too many of you will fall about laughing at my question
28/03/2014 at 19:18

It would be grown the same way as other members of the bean family. Normally the beans are dried, it is the bean used in 'baked beans'.

28/03/2014 at 19:20
As an 80 year old novice, can I grow runner beans and haricot beans planting them in May/June. Then harvest them in the same way, ie eat the haricot beans in the same way as runners. Also keep the seed in exactly the same way. I hope not too many of you fall about laughing at may seem a rather silly question, but I am serious.
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