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Hi all, as my runner beans have stopped producing now, there's a few fat pods left, so, do I pick them and store the seeds or leave them on the plants to go brown? Thanks



Leave the pods to go brown and dry naturally and then pick them and store them in a paper bag or envelope for next year. The old gardeners used to only keep the pods with seven or eight seeds so hopefully next years plants will be the most productive.

4 Sep, 2023


yes let the die back completely then pick and store in a cool dry place. No need to keep them in the fridge.

4 Sep, 2023


Ah righto, there only about four pods left Jimmy so I can't be selective😄 Thank you both for replying.

5 Sep, 2023

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