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when do i know when runner beans are ready to pick



I tend to pick when they are 3 or 4 inches in length, they will get bigger but also tougher.

14 Aug, 2010


I make sure I pick before you can see the shape of a bean through the pod Lilaclady. Different bean varieties grow to different size lengths so that is not always the best way to judge I find, although most will still be nice and tender at 6 inches long x 1/2 in wide.

14 Aug, 2010


Yes, unless you are growing them for their beans to use in stews etc the pods as said above should be picked when young and tender.

14 Aug, 2010

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