As easy to grow as French beans, the small pods contain green beans, which can be cooked in the pods and popped out into your mouth to give a nutty flavoured snack.
Sow from mid May to June for a harvest from August to September. The seeds are best sown into a well prepared growing site 5cm deep. Sow 2-3 seeds every 20cm apart with rows spaced 45cm apart. Direct sown seedlings can be thinned out as required. Water regularly during dry weather and keep a high moisture level around the roots as soon as pods start to develop.