Not many, and some of them are not exactly prime specimens, but enough for a two-person serving, and very welcome at this late stage of the year.
Do you remember that the other day there was some discussion in Comments about the viability of over-wintering Runners, and I said that sometimes the plants form a sort of tuber a bit like a Dahlia? Well, when removing the beans I found these:-
There are four plants in the picture, and the scissors are just there for size comparison. I reckon those tubers would be capable of storing a fair bit of energy, and would probably have survived into next year if I had let them.
This one looks almost like a Sweet Potato.
If I zoom in a bit you can see some of the Nitrogen-fixing nodules on the roots too:-
Anyway, the Bean bed is cleared now, so I will be able to prepare it for the next crop. I will add some well-rotted compost to it (probably at Christmas time), fork-in some Growmore multi-purpose fertiliser and allow it to rest for a few months. With the intensive-cultivation raised bed system, deep digging is not necessary. Following my crop-rotation plan, this bed will host the roots next year - beetroot, parsnips etc.
In the background you can see the Aparagus fern just beginning to turn yellow. In a couple of weeks' time I will cut it all down to about two inches above ground level. At the left are the netted Brassicas, with Endives underplanted beneath them. And just look at all those leaves that need raking up!