It's the first pick of the year albeit a small pick 290g just big enough for a small feed for tomorrow evenings meal. My first attempt in just over forty years. This year is a pure experiment these runner bean plants were purchased from the local garden center rather late in the season as I never had any bean seeds of my own..
After getting the garden back to somewhere near normal the removal of a very large hedge, the construction of the new fence and the building of our conservatory we decided to go totally Organic. We have lived here for nearly seventeen years with no chemical being used in the garden in that time and with out growing any vegetable at all.
Now that we are organic we decided to grow only a few vegetables this year to start with without the use of any chemicals to make the plants produce more the only water used was from water butts no water at all from a hose pipe, to see what the ground could yield.
As can be seen the ground has produce a good healthy plant, plenty of flowers still left to turn into bean pods, hmm but very late in the season, I do hope not to late in the season to give good fruiting results.
I have noticed a neighbour several door up the road also has runner beans in flower at about the same stage as mine perhaps its a late season this year and the bean are not to late to produce a good crop.
Time will tell on that one I suppose as the season progresses.