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bread and chutney one of the great culinary combinations?One of my favourite pickles of all is Delia Smith's spiced pickled runner beans recipe. It's made using runner beans, onions and turmeric.If you want to get cracking and grow your own chutney, now
'Estampes', 'Marine De Chioggia'Runner beans; 'Painted Lady', 'Hestia'French bean 'Cosse Violette'
called ‘Mayan Twilight’, which is reputed to be closer to the original form of potato than most. The potatoes look great and I got a good-sized crop, but I haven’t eaten it yet, so the jury is still out.My runner beans have also been a runaway success
keen vegetable gardener and he grows tomatoes and cucumbers in his greenhouse. These and runner beans are his particular passions. Over tea we've compared seed companies and their service, our favourite varieties and tips on when to harvest runner beans
next year. So here are my allotment New Year resolutions for 2009:I must grow crops that don't require regular picking as I don't live close enough to the plot to get there more than a couple of times a week. That's just not enough to harvest runner
I'm not a great one for growing flowers on my plot. Maybe I shy away from raising flowering plants on the allotment because I grow so many in my main job (as head gardener at The Bath Priory Hotel). I've grown marigolds as companion plants