Are you growing Runner Beans this year? I seem to flick from one extreme to the other with Runner Beans. One year I’m in love with them and the next I’ve had enough.
They are very easy to grow and can in some cases take over your garden and they are certainly prolific producers as anyone who works in an office will testify – bags and bags of Courgettes and Runners being swapped around.
But… they do taste great when they’re home-grown and far, far better than the shop bought ones. And this year there is even a campaign in the UK to get us growing them. Now is the time to direct sow Runner Beans, and erect that epic bean pole structure that will be the envy of all your neighbours.
I recently visited a garden where there was such a crazy structure for Beans that I simply had to photograph it.
I just love the way it is strung together in such a haphazard way. I suppose eventually you won’t see it as it will be covered with Runners but it still made me laugh.
If anyone can beat this for craziness I’d love to see it!