While I realise French and Runner Beans are often discussed in these columns, while shopping yesterday,I was shocked to see the Beans were priced at £13 per lb. I would encourage anyone to grow their own. I do of course realise not everyone has land, so I strongly recommend growing in pots. I have done this for years with total success. Watering is easy and can be perfectly controlled. Especially so if saved from the kitchen. I use JINo 3.