French (green) beans are among the oldest type of cultivated bean.
Of all vegetables, peas are perhaps the best reason for growing one’s
own. Can be eaten raw or cooked and also can be dried for later use.
Peas and beans grown at home will be far superior in taste and flavour to any that can be bought in the supermarket.
The runner bean plant, also known as the climbing bean, can be a very attractive choice for a border.
Runner beans originated in Mexico, where they have been grown for more than 2,000 years.