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French beans are suitable and easy to grow in small gardens. French beans are smaller than common green beans and have a softer pod.

They come in a variety of colours: green French bean, cream French beans, yellow French beans, flecked French beans and purple French beans.

There are two types of French Beans:

Climbing French beans. These type need a support to climb up. The traditional method is to grow them in a double row of canes or wigwams.

Dwarf French beans. This type only grow to abut 45cm. tall and are best grown in small blocks, where neighbouring plants provide support.