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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.
Pea 'Bingo' (Early Maincrop)
Dark green, semi leafless plants produce pods in pairs, averaging 8 dark green peas per pod. Pea ‘Bingo’ is a heavy cropper, even in poor growing conditions. This early maincrop cultivar has strong root rot tolerance and good powdery mildew resistance. An ideal variety for growing in open ground or containers on the patio. Height: 80cm (31”). Spread: 25cm (10”).
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Dwarf Bean 'Amethyst' - Kew Collection Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris (French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean)These compact plants produce a succession of tasty, stringless, quick maturing beans over a long picking season. The slender pods, each measuring about 15cm (6”) long, turn to an attractive shade of green once cooked. With its pretty mauve flowers and colourful purple beans, Dwarf Bean ‘Amethyst’ makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
Dwarf Bean 'Bellini'
Phaseolus vulgarisRed flowers are followed by slender, stringless green pods that are produced on sturdy, upright plants. Dwarf Bean ‘Bellini’ produces its crop high on the stems making easier picking and better quality pods as they don’t touch the soil surface. A superb compact variety that can even be grown in containers and window boxes where space is at a premium. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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