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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.
Broad Bean 'The Sutton'
Vicia faba, Fava Beans
Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with summer savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.
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Lotus tetragonolobus, Tetragonolobus purpureus, Winged PeaCustomer Rating
An easy to grow, unusual vegetable with a unique gourmet flavour. A hint of asparagus - perhaps? Asparagus Pea goes with virtually any dish. Cook whole at 3cm (1in) long, preferably by steaming, and serve with a little melted butter. No flavouring should be used as this will destroy its own delicious taste. Asparagus Pea can also be used in the flower border as attractive ground cover.More info
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