September 17th 2017…our runner beans have finished for another year. 

Runner Bean Growth Stats 2017


This year William was learning about measurements in maths so we thought we would measure the growth of our runner beans each day at least until they are taller than William.  We’ll also make a note on this page when we get our first harvest of runner beans and good for KS1 and 2.


DateHeight (mm)Comments
May 28th 2017200mm
May 29th 2017
May 30th 2017230mm
May 31st 2017
June 1st 2017
June 2nd 2017270mm
June 3rd  2017290mm
June 4th  2017310mm
June 5th  2017320mm
June 6th  2017320mmWeather has turned very cold (14c) and wet – growth seems to have been affected by this.
June 7th  2017335mmWeather still cold (19c) and windy.
June 8th  2017350mm
June 9th  2017380mm
June 10th  2017410mm
June 11th  2017450mmNice warm day 24c
June 12th  2017480mm
June 13th  2017
June 14th  2017510mm
June 15th  2017530mm
June 16th  2017580mmLovely warm day and the beans enjoyed a good soak with the hosepipe last night.
June 17th  2017660mm
June 18th  2017740mmWe checked this twice – they really did grow 80mm in one day.  It has been really warm, almost 30c and we gave them lots of water last night.
June 19th  2017820mm
June 20th  2017900mm
June 21st  2017990mm
June 22nd  20171070mm
June 23rd  20171130mmIt’s been a long hot week with just a few minutes rain. We are expecting a wet weekend so it will be interesting to see if this affects the rate of growth.
June 24th  20171200mm
June 25th  20171280mm
June 26th  2017n/a
June 27th  2017n/a
June 28th  2017n/a
June 29th  2017n/a
June 30th  20171550mmToday is the first day since the 25th that we have been able to get outside and take a measurement. It has been a very wet and stormy week. However this does mean that the beans have had plenty of rain water and have grown well – 27 CMS since the last measurement on Sunday.
July 1st 20171620mm
July 2nd 20171690mm
July 3rd  20171730mm
July 4th  2017TBA
July 5th  2017TBA
July 6th  2017TBA
July 7th  20172060mmThe runner beans have now reached the top of the poles and strings we put in so this will have to be the last height measurement. The plants are now starting to grow additional stems / stalks from the base.


KS1 Measuring Runner Beans

This was such good fun that we’ll be back in 2018 to do something similar, probably starting with planting the seeds in pots indoors in  March / April.


Click here for our 2018 Runner Bean Growth Chart