How to harvest Runner Bean
Harvest the immature green pods can be harvested from the plant by cutting them from the stem. Continuous harvesting encourages higher yields.
How to propagate Runner Bean
Can be sown indoors 4-6 weeks before the last frost in Spring or outside after the last frost. Plants will need staking or framework to climb once germinated. Sow 15-20cm apart.
Rhizomes can be divided to propagate the plant during the spring in warm climates.
Special features of Runner Bean
Bright scarlet flowers stand out against the lush green foliage.
Runner Beans are legumes and so they enrich the soil with Nitrogen.
Other uses of Runner Bean
Cultivated worldwide for their beans
The immature bean pods can be used as a cooked vegetable.