when to harvest runner beans?
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?
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?