The English Garden

Spring at Babington

Hello, old beans

For sheer abundance, beans of all kinds are some of the most fulfilling vegetables to grow at home. Broad beans fill the early hungry gap; dwarf beans offer ease of picking; runner beans and other climbing beans, with their flowering tendrils sailing into the summer sky will scale a wigwam in days.

At Babington, head gardener Sophie Martin grows beans for their good looks as much as their productivity. “I tend to sow an early crop of broad

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