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Can anyone help, I have planted my greenhouse grown runner bean plants in my allotment, this morning found 3 plants with 1 or 2 leaves missing. It's not slugs and the stems look like the leaves have been cut off,no ragged edges. It is too cold
cope with this weather - a thermal vest and a good pair of hiking socks does the trick - but my poor little broad bean plants have just gone in the ground and look a bit horrified. Most of thebean seeds sowed directly outside last year failed
Picking broad beans really is a family affair in the Pasco household. The fat, swollen pods are full of promise and we eagerly pop them open to release the harvest.Much to my wife's surprise, my two children really enjoyed their first taste of broad
A few months back I mentioned that I was sowing some dwarf French beans, for an early crop in spring. I adore these juicy, tender beans and would much rather tuck in to a home-grown crop than imported varieties, shipped all the way from Egypt
on the train.Not one to miss an opportunity, I decided this might be a good time to 'share' the management of the whole allotment and make him a co-director. He was thrilled."I don't suppose you want to bother with borlotti beans", I ventured. What followed
You don't need to string them and they have 'Royal' approval! My mum is friends with Maragaret and says they're delicious. You mean Princess Margaret?????! But she's dead????? Margaret Wright is the gardener Sorry Wrong end of the stick again Well, I'm with you Tinkling Star - ...
Does anybody know if you can eat dried runner beans? We grow borlotti beans to use during the winter in casseroles, we grew a few kidney beans last year, is there any reason you can't do the same with runner beans?
The leaves of my broad beans have rust coloured spots. Will this affect the beans and will it be safe to compost them? Probably broad bean rust, which is fairly common but not too damaging. This is what the RHS says about it: http
Hi all, i have planted my spring bulbs (tulips) in a nice wooden container with some trellis running up the side of it. Just after my Tulips slowly emerged from under the soil, i realised that this would be the perfect spot for my bean plants
It has long been a mystery to me why the majority of gardeners secure the canes at the top. Far better to cross them half way down, as this is so much stronger, and the beans grow more free. My OH asked me tonight why I crossed the canes so low