Posted: 28/05/2012 at 10:51
@ Auntiemand - yes I'm going to let them carry on. As you can see from the picture, there are at least 4 shoots coming off the root, rather than the single stem I have with this year's batch. I always sow and grow too many beans anyway, so I may be completely overwhelmed this season!
@Steephill - I boiled up some beans late last year which had dried in their pods. Variety 'Moonlight', they were delicious, very similar to butter beans but not quite as floury in texture.