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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.
Broad Bean 'The Sutton'
Vicia faba, Fava Beans
Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.
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Broad Bean 'Oscar'
Vicia faba, Fava Bean
.A favourite broad bean with commercial growers for its uniformity and ease of picking and processing. The small but flavoursome beans are the best option for freezer storage, being far less prone to discolouring than larger varieties. We recommend growing Broad Bean Oscar alongside Marrowfat Pea Onward to produce your own pea and bean freezer mix for long term storage.
Oscar pods can also be picked before filling out and treated as a mangetout pea, but to get the most from your broad bean crop allow pods to fill and pick whilst young and tender. Compact plants with upright pods grow well in patio containers and stand well in open ground with no supports. Height: 90cm (36in)More info
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