Tending to runner beans

This week, the runner beans have got to the top of their canes! And our first runner beans are starting to set after the bees have been hard at work pollinating them.

Once they reach the top of their cane, we usually snip their tops out. This helps the plant to focus its energy on producing runner beans, rather than growing a never ending vine. This can just be done with scissors.

You should still keep an eye out for side shoots to make sure these are kept under control and don’t detract from the production of runner beans!

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