French bean

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Synonyms for French bean

very small and slender green bean

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Set up a wigwam or double row of canes around 20cm (8in) apart for climbing French beans, which produce white or pale mauve blooms followed by green, yellow, purple and red-flushed pods.
I would respectfully suggest that you use fresh fine French beans and after topping and tailing the ends, simply immerse them in boiling salted water for two minutes, keeping them quite firm and still with a little crunch to them.
Popular though the French bean was initially in Britain it would eventually be pushed into a cul-de-sac by the runner, which has the greater flavour and is more successful on our wet and windy offshore island where the soil can remain stubbornly damp and cold long into the spring.
If I didn't know better I would have thought there could have been a little of the flat-podded French Bean blood in this variety because of the way they hang in bunches.
You could plant a couple of French bean pots in the greenhouse as insurance just in case the ones outside are eaten by mice or slugs
Sow extra rows of peas and dwarf French beans to give you successional pickings later in the summer.
Sow courgettes, tomatoes, sweetcorn and French beans in pots indoors.
The French eat the bean and its seeds at almost every stage of its development, even drying them to cook during winter, while powdered French beans were once thought to strengthen the kidneys.
He had to produce an original recipe based on Norwegian fish, and Vladmir created garlic roast haddock on a saffron, coriander and red chilli bulgar wheat base, with buttered French beans and a red onion relish.
My vegetable plots are filling up rapidly both with direct sown crops, such as peas and French beans, and greenhouse raised young lettuce, cauliflower and cabbage.
Quick tuna Nicoise salad (serves 4) INGREDIENTS: 110g/4oz mixed salad leaves, 2 small Gem lettuces (optional), 2 tins of tuna in oil, 110g/4oz French beans, cooked until just done, 4 tomatoes, each cut into 8, 4 hard-boiled eggs, quartered, 10-12 cooked new potatoes, cut into quarters, handful black olives, small tin anchovies in oil.
Consecutively boil the French beans for three to six minutes, until just tender.
SOW a last batch of dwarf French beans for cropping in early autumn.
It's also a good time to plant lettuce, cabbage and French beans - growing their own veg will encourage your children to eat more veg too.