Beans are easy to grow and provide an excellent yield. There are a number of varieties to choose from.

Beans grow from seed and can be sown directly into the ground (or large tub). The soil needs to be well drained, but aside from that, it doesn’t require any special treatments or fertilizing.

Beans will not require watering until they sprout.

In cooler climates, plant in Autumn to achieve a Spring harvest.

Beans prefer a sunny position, and make sure that you have a trellis for them to grow along. You can buy bamboo bean teepees from garden and hardware stores, if you want one that you can fold down and store at the end of the season.