westland garden health logo

Consumer helpline 01480 443789

10am-4pm, Mon-Fri

How to Grow Runner Beans

Runner beans, like peas, are far tastier when they are grown in the garden, compared to those you buy in the shops.

They are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and normally produce countless crops. They tend to thrive best in greenhouses needing warm conditions to germinate. However successful growth is granted outdoors as long as the soil is not heavy or overly wet, the runner beans will be ready for harvesting when the pods are less than full length, this is usually at about 15-20cm (6-8 inches) long.

Try growing varieties ‘Scarlet Emperor’ or ‘Hestia’, which are perfect for growing in a container on the patio if you don’t have the room for a large veg patch.

Follow our guidelines below for successful sowing.

Related articles

How to grow potatoes with New Horizon

How to grow potatoes with New Horizon

There’s no container necessary for this step-by-step guide on how to grow potatoes, as you can sow them directly into the compost bag! New Horizon...

Unwins Stockist List

Unwins Stockist List

Full Unwins stockist list below. Or, click here to download PDF.

The History of Unwins

The History of Unwins

The beginning 1901 The history of Unwins began in 1903 when William Unwin sold his first sweet pea seeds under the company name W.J. Unwins...