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Hassle-free freezer fillers Go HERITAGE FOR BEANS

Beans have been a staple crop for thousands of years, helping to shape our civilisation. They remain as important as ever and here heritage veg expert Rob Smith reveals his favourite tried and trusted dwarf and climbing French varieties


Rob’s neighbours are likely to find regular deliveries of beans on their doorsteps

Top tip

Some beans, notably French types, are generally self-fertile, producing pods through self-pollination. However, others will cross if the right insect transfers pollen from one variety to the other. If you are planning to save seeds to grow next year’s beans, make sure to grow your different varieties as far apart as possible.

The pods of French beans come in several attractive colours
A young bed planted using the ‘three sisters’ – corn, squash and beans
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