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Runner Beans

My runner beans(scarlet emporer) have gone a bit too stringy now and not very nice to eat.. The earlier ones were lovely. Do I leave them to die off then plant the seeds for another plant next year?


  • Certainly Lulu, let the pods mature and go brown first, that's the best seed. My beans are still going strong, got a freezer full already.

  • I grew Prizewinner R-beans this year.  Lovely long straight pods and they are still wonderfully tender and almost strong-free!  I've always grown Scarlet Emporer in the past but I will stick to Prizewinner from now on.   Mags 

  • Thank you all!! I think I left the last lot too long before harvesting (lesson learned) image

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