How to Grow French Beans

Learn how to grow French beans — plus climbing runner beans — to create a productive vegetable addition to your garden.


| February 2013



Grow beans

Add climbing French or running beans to your garden.

Photo Courtesy DK

Packed with hundreds of gardening projects, from planting herbs in pots to creating a vegetable garden to feed the family, How to Grow Practically Everything (DK, 2010) gives complete beginners the confidence and know-how to grow almost anything. Each project is a complete package, with step-by-step photographic details and sumptuous end shots to ensure great results. In this excerpt, learn how to grow climbing beans — great, productive vegetable plants to add to your garden. 

You can buy this book from the GRIT store: How to Grow Practically Everything. 

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Climbing French beans and runner beans are among the most productive vegetable plants in the garden, but you do have to treat them well to get the best crops. They are easy to care for once planted out and established, but the key to success is to nourish the soil well before planting time.

When to start: Spring

At their best: Summer





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