Bean

Bean

Whatever you call them — French, Pole, String, Snap, Climbing or Bush beans — they share the same origin yet are definitely not just green. 

Beans are ideal to plant after the hungry, cool-season crops such as Brassicas, because their roots can fix nitrogen to enrich the soil. Climbing Beans outcrop Bush Beans, producing three times the yield, but they require extra trellising for support and wind protection. These fast-growing annuals should be direct sown or planted out after all risk of frost has passed. Mulch thoroughly around your beans — they are shallow rooted and easily damaged — and pick daily for highest yields.