Better Weather for Beans – At Last3rd August 2012 • In The Garden • Stephanie Donaldson
Thanks to nightly slug and snail patrols – and a bit of summer – the runner beans are at last romping up their poles and flowering prolifically. We may not have a glut, but we shall be eating beans before long. I’m firmly of the belief that runner beans should be eaten young and fresh, Andrew on the other hand has squirrel-like tendencies and is intent on storing everything away for winter use. Frozen runner beans in February are not much fun. To be fair, he fills most of the freezer with soft fruit which is very welcome in the winter.