Posted: 20/07/2014 at 11:19
The little stalks are where the flowers haven't been pollinated so the flowers have just dropped off without making a bean. This is quite common early in the season - usually once the bees all know where your beans are most of the flowers get pollinated and you'll have more beans than you know what to do with.
Keep the roots moist as this will help with setting.
Otherwise it sounds as if you're doing just fine