These attractive looking red speckled beans taste great as part of a bean salad or in stews and soup. They aren’t easy to find for sale, and they’re easy to grow, so why not plant a few seeds now? Start them off in pots under cover or on your windowsill, sowing seeds 4cm deep. Then, they’ll be ready to plant outside when they reach around 10cm, after the last frosts have passed. Also, this climbing variety is perfect for growing in raised beds up bamboo cane wigwams. Plant outside at 15cm apart with 50cm between rows and then grow in much the same way as you would runner beans.