Vegetable Growing : Runner Beans
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I found these seeds in the garden Could you please tell me what plant they are from and could I reset them?
MckenzieF1, Carrickmcross, Co Monaghan Posted: 16/10/2016
These look like runner beans. Store them cool in a envelope and sow in April.
when to harvest runner beans?
070620112, Curracloe, Co Wexford Posted: 05/07/2011
Pick the beans when they are of useable size, and this can be quite small, the size of a French bean and bigger.
Home gardeners are not generally trying to maximize yield and picking early extends the season and the quality is excellent.
runner bean identification
I think I picked up some unusual runner beans at an organic food festival in Bristol last year.
I planted the seeds this year and the plants have produced some lovely beans which have a pale green base colour and are mottled with burgundy red squiggles.
Do they have a known variety and are they eatable?
mikeryemill, Bristol, Outside Ireland Posted: 29/08/2010
There are lots of varieties, some old kinds and heritage varieties. This might be 'Barlotto Firetongue' from your description.
Runner beans - shriveled leaves
I have been growing runner beans for the past few years and have never had any problems. This year everthing was perfect until a couple of days ago when suddenly a whole lot of the leaves shriveled up as if they needed water. I watered them but the problem persists. Is this some kind of virus? Will it affect the actual beans?
JohnnyBlackrock, Blackrock, Co Dublin Posted: 06/07/2010
From the photograph this would appear to be physical damage caused by the recent gales. The plants will get a small setback but will recover.
Because of this inclement weather i brought my two varieties of runner beans into my polytunnel.they have developed a pest which is making the pods mold. how can i treat this pest?
ANGIE, ROUNDWOOD, Co Wicklow Posted: 15/08/2009
Grey mould loves wet wether and soft beans. Nothing much you can do really, a good summer is needed for runner beans to do well, which is why they have not been very popular traditonally in this country.
I planted runner bean seeds directly into the ground and 90% have come up quite strongly but all came up with yellowish leaves. Is this ok or is there a problem that I need to deal with.
mikee, clonsilla, Co Dublin Posted: 22/05/2009
Runners beans and french beans often come up yellowish when sown outdoors because it is colder. They usually recover as soon as some warm days come along.