I have 6 runner bean plants in my garden this year, climbing up bamboo sticks. I’ve checked all 6 six of them to be sure, but pictures of the three of them is enough for what I want to show you:
Notice which direction they all turn around the bamboo stick? Counter-clockwise. This is good to know if you want to help them get a good start up the trellis. Supposedly they’re going to untie themselves until they are allowed to go the preferred way around. I believe they’re going the other way around on the southern hemisphere, but I haven’t verified that 😉 Please leave a comment if you have checked it out.