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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 'Amethyst' - Kew Collection Seeds
Phaseolus vulgaris (French Bean, Green Bean, Bush Bean)These compact plants produce a succession of tasty, stringless, quick maturing beans over a long picking season. The slender pods, each measuring about 15cm (6”) long, turn to an attractive shade of green once cooked. With its pretty mauve flowers and colourful purple beans, Dwarf Bean ‘Amethyst’ makes an attractive addition to the vegetable plot. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
Dwarf Bean 'Dulcina'
Phaseolus vulgaris, French Bean, Green Bean, Bush BeanDwarf Bean ‘Dulcina’ bears flat, dark green, stringless pods of up to 15cm (6”) in length. The flat pods of this ‘Roma’ type bean can be sliced or cut into chunks and lightly steamed to preserve their delicious flavour. Despite its compact habit, this tasty dwarf bean is exceptionally productive. Height: 60cm (24”). Spread: 30cm (12”). More info
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