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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 Bean
The 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").
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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