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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 'Cantare' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean
This RHS AGM variety has a compact habit and good disease resistance. Dwarf Bean ‘Cantare’ produces heavy yields of dark green pods of about 10cm (4") in length that can be picked over a long period. 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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Dwarf Bean 'Maxi' - Duchy Originals Organic Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush BeanThis compact dwarf bean produces an abundance of quick maturing, long green pods, reaching up to 20cm (8”) in length. Dwarf Bean ‘Maxi’ bears its crop above the foliage making easier harvesting and preventing damage from soil splash. Height: 45cm (18”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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