Beans are fun to grow, tasty and a great choice for novice, expert and children gardeners. They are the ideal city garden plant as they require little space, grow well from containers and maximise the use of vertical space available.
Beans are an excellent crop for improving soil and increasing the available nitrogen. When the plants are incorporated into the soil (chopped up and dug in) nitrogen is released and available for the next crop. The more finely chopped the better. Alternatively, bean plants make an excellent nitrogen source for composting.