Posted: 25/08/2017 at 13:56
Let me clarify my question -
It's not enough for me to guess at what might be an issue with my gardening, I'd prefer to have a much better understanding, gleaned from other people's experience, so that the issues can then be more accurately addressed.
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To be fair, it's pretty tricky for anyone else to 'guess' your problem without seeing it, people have suggested all the most likely reasons, but without looking at your plants, your aspect, your ground, your feed, its an impossible situation.
I would suggest that if you have no beans on the plants, then chop them up in your compost bin to make some nice mulch to put in your trench next year, and try again. Sow your seed on the 1st May, plant out 1st of June and hope you've got it right then. All trial and error, we all have errors when we start gardening, that's the way of it.