Questions tagged [runner-beans]

*Phaseolus coccineus*, a bean plant, member of the *Fabaceae*.

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Should you top up potted runner beans?

We potted scarlet runner beans plants last week in several large pots. This week the soil settled a couple inches. With tomatoes I know I could just top off the pots with more soil, and they will ...
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What are these brown ladybug-like bugs with yellow and white spots on the back side?

They are about half the size of a ladybug, I found them on my runner beans. Location: London, England, UK
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Harvesting beans to prolong cropping - but how thorough do I need to be?

It is said that if you let your runner/french beans reach full maturity, the plant stops producing. So I harvest my beans (even if only to throw/give them away) regularly to prolong cropping. How ...
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Should I stop runner beans climbing too high?

I realise I've put runner beans close to an overhanging damson tree. The beans closest to the damson have scaled my supports and have bridged the gap between support and tree and started to climb on ...