Raise in pots under glass in April and transplant, or sow in the open from May to July when the soil and weather is warm. Sow 5cm deep, 5-8cm apart in 45cm rows.
Start picking when beans are relatively young. More tolerant of hot, dry conditions than runner beans.
Extend the season by growing in cloches, greenhouse or polytunnel. Average height 30-60cm. Also good in containers.