STEP back Jack and the Beanstalk!
The Benford family have grown a vine to rival even the wildest fairytale — at over 18ft.
Dad Stewart, 51, and sons Joshua, 12, and Dominic, eight, from Trowbridge, Wilts, planted their magic bean back in May.
Stewart said: “In six weeks it was at the top of the house.
“Now it’s growing along the gutter.
“It just doesn’t want to stop.
Stewart added: “My partner and I and our boys have always loved growing things and with the kids it started from a very young age.
“We’ve grown all sorts – from sunflowers to lichen – but we’ve never grown a runner bean as tall as this.”
Joshua, 12, added: “None of us can believe it’s grown quite this large – it’s like magic!.”