My favourite runner bean
is the superb White Lady, a white flowered type which always gives a heavy crop of succulent, stringless pods, while Ferrari is a tip-top new French bean which produces super-fine pods of great colour and flavour.
While you are waiting for the salmon to cook, bring a medium-sized pan of salted water to the boil, then cook the broad beans and runner beans
for two minutes, drain and refresh under cold water, then squeeze the broad beans out of their shells.
The support canes will be in place to encourage the twining stems of the runner beans
to search out the sunshine and they should be showing the first flowers before the end of June, with the first harvest coming before the end of July.
Not only will cooks find them much easier to prepare in the kitchen, but you'll find Teenie Beanie to be a true stringless runner bean
, unlike most other mini types you can buy from the supermarkets.
And their extra long runner bean
won a contest organised by Ryton Organic Gardens near Coventry to find the longest runner bean
Cook the runner beans
in boiling salted water for 4 -5 minutes, then refresh under cold running water straight away and drain well.
But the real work that will help to guarantee a good crop begins much earlier, when you open up your runner bean
pit or trench in January or February.
has been raised 9lb for that victory, but if showing the same zest, it would be no surprise to see him home in front once more.
Fiery runner bean
stir fry Serves 400g runner beans
(string-less), chopped 1 large onion, diced 1/2 tomatoes, diced 1/2 tsp cumin seeds 1/2 tsp brown mustard seeds 1/2 tsp garam masala 1/2 tsp coriander powder 1tsp ginger, minced 1tsp ginger, grated 1tsp brown sugar 2 tsp Tabasco (optional) Handful fresh coriander, chopped 1 tbsp sour cream.
problems If your runner beans
don't have many flowers it may be you've applied too much fertiliser and/or water at the wrong time.
A farmer from Herefordshire who has been commissioned to grow what is believed to be the smallest runner bean
hopes its size will make it appealing.
5 The runner bean
Aintree, only just released by its breeder, is new from Marshalls.
I'm still debating whether outdoor running is for me, but I'm certain this spicy runner bean
dish made my taste buds jog along in appreciation.
A runner bean
teepee, entered through an avenue of giant sunflowers, makes a great hideaway and later you and the birds get to eat the beans and sunflower seeds.
Poor pollination - Runner bean
flowers must be pollinated, by honey or bumble bees in the main, before they can produce pods.