Posted: 19/05/2014 at 19:37
AllotmentMax, I treat French Beans as semi-tropical; germinate in g/house or heated propagator or warm windowsill with cling film or other plastic cover on top. I would not expect much from soil outside. Though I can't see your location, you could be in the Channel Islands
Mark, I too have heard that potatoes will loosen up clay soil, but don't grow them or tomatoes in the same place next year
Philippa, have grown Black Kale before, don't know if it was Tuscan; brilliant crop!