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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.
Climbing Bean 'Blauhilde'
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green BeanCustomer Rating
Enjoy delicious bunches of stringless, purple, fleshy pods picked straight from your garden. The colourful pods of Climbing French Bean ‘Blauhilde’ reach up to 27cm (11”) and can be picked continuously over a long period from July to October. This attractive and tasty variety also has good resistance to Bean Mosaic Virus so you can be sure of an excellent yield. Height: 180cm (70”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
Dwarf Bean 'Purple Teepee'
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush BeanCustomer Rating
At last, a purple podded bean which bears its pods above the main foliage. This makes picking easier and ensures improved cropping of long straight pods with less soil splashing etc. Dwarf French Bean Purple Teepee produces pods that are approximately 6in long, stringless and slender with that intangible but appreciated zing to the flavour that many vegetable growers agree only comes to the purple podded types. Pods turn brilliant emerald green in boiling water. Quick maturing.More info
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