The leaves are tatty, slug-eaten and beginning to turn yellow.
But despite this, the plants are still producing new flowers and pods:
The weather has turned a lot cooler these last few days, so the beans will probably stop growing, but until they do, I'll just keep on enjoying their bounty.
French beans are very versatile, and can be included in a vast range of dishes, so it is always nice to have a few in the fridge available for instant access.
This type is "Amethyst". My granddaughter Lara was very intrigued by them. She told me in great detail how she and her Mum had cooked the ones I gave them, especially how they changed colour to plain green when they were boiled.
|French Bean "Amethyst"
French beans are an ideal plant for the beginner (maybe a young child) to grow. They are easy to grow and you can get a good yield from a small space in a short time.