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Runner beans

Marathon runner chutney

With all this lovely weather we’ve been having, it’s worth getting up extra early and making the most of things. This is …

Legumes with a view

Peas and beans are plants that can take time, and often a lot of cajoling, to get going. But once they’re off there’s no …

And it came Tapas

Calling left-overs “Tapas” is a smart way of up-cycling surplus ingredients that are too good to put on the compost heap. They make great …

Beanguine

When runner beans escape being picked (they’re not called ‘runners’ for nothing) they can suddenly grow Very Big Indeed. When this happens …

Running late…

…but better late than never. Oh, I’m so pleased to see the runner beans! All is not lost! I just love runner beans. Can …

C’est la vie with celery

Don’t be frightened to try new things. Celery is notoriously difficult to grow, or so I’d been told. It needs rich, fertile …

Spot the difference

Both of these front-of-bed crops have had a hair cut to encourage some fresh new growth. Both are 10 plants each, of …