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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 'Splendido' (Borlotti Bean) - Vita Sementi® Italian Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush BeanThe broad, 13cm (5”) pink-red pods of this attractive variety each contain 6-7 cream and red streaked Borlotti beans. The immature pods of Dwarf Bean ‘Splendido’ can be harvested and used as French beans, but are best left to mature and harvested for the full sized seeds in autumn. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
Dwarf Bean 'Borlotto'
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean, Haricot BeanCustomer Rating
Pick Dwarf Bean ‘Borlotto’ when the mature pods turn a beautiful mottled red colour – the large beans can be dried as haricot beans for making soups and stews. This pretty bean can also be harvested when young and eaten as a green bean. A versatile and attractive dwarf bean that is so compact it can even be grown in containers and window boxes. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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