Sue Sanderson

Sue Sanderson – our horticulturist expert

Sue Says
Runner beans are a cool-season crop so it’s probably due to the intense heat. If temperatures are too high then the pods may not set. Also if the plant’s roots get too dry during their critical watering period (when buds and fruit appear) this may cause low production of beans. Regular watering and mulching with organic matter (compost, well rotted manure or general soil improver) will help alleviate this problem. It may be worth trying growr runner beans in light shade.

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