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Peas and beans are easy to grow and great for children too. Sowing in succession (every few weeks) means you'll have a continuous crop throughout the summer. Try growing sweet peas next to your runner beans to improve pollination.
Dwarf Bean 'Blue Lake' - Heritage
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush BeanThis heritage variety is still grown today for its fine flavoured, slightly curved, stringless pods. Dwarf Bean ‘Blue Lake’ has a compact yet vigorous habit making it hugely productive over a long period throughout summer. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
Dwarf Bean 'Pencil Pod Black Wax' - Heritage
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush BeanDwarf Bean ‘Pencil Pod Black Wax’ was one of the first stringIess, round podded, waxpods, introduced circa. 1900. Each vigorous plant produces black seeded, golden yellow pods, reaching up to 18cm (7”) long. This heritage variety is ideal for early sowings and crops reliably throughout the summer. Height: 50cm (20”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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