Beans.—This group is made up of the most important of garden vegetables, with a bit of care, attention and knowledge your can grow beans to see you right thought the year.
However, the various varieties differ enormously in their needs. Almost any soil will grow one type of bean or another. Almost all types of beans are vulnerable to frost and do not grow until the soil has warmed up.
However, having said that there is one such bean that will not be harmed by frost and that is Windsor (Phaseolus vulgaris) which is a string bean, given the right soil the bean will do well.
This bean needs a long cool season to grow properly and needs a rich loam and the Windsor bean must be planted out as soon as the ground can be worked on, in the spring because it needs a long season. Plant them in rows two feet apart, and three inches apart in the rows.
Windsor is the oldest variety of bean that I know of, being grown since 1890. The bean is not the best for yields but scores because of its frost tolerance.
I have no idea why it is called Windsor.