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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.
Pea 'Alexandra' (Maincrop)
MaincropPea 'Alexandra' produces broad, dark green and slightly curved pods, each containing 8 or 9 tasty peas. Specifically bred for its resistance to downy and powdery mildew, this new variety remains disease free for a longer cropping season. In recent trials, this maincrop variety produced a good crop of peas into October from a July sowing. Height: 45cm (18"). Spread: 25cm (10").
Culinary note: Some parts of these flowers are edible. For more details about edible flowers click here.More info
Phaseolus vulgaris, Phaseolus coccineus, French Bean, Runner Bean
Thompson & Morgan's Bean collection comprises one packet each of: Climbing Bean Cobra, Dwarf Bean Opera and Runner Bean White Lady.
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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Top Bean Collection
Phaseolus vulgaris, Vicia faba, Phaseolus coccineus, Dwarf Bean, Broad Bean, Runner BeanThis collection includes four top products as selected by Colin Randel, Thompson & Morgan's Vegetable Product Manager. He has over 40 years experience in the horticultural industry and has a particular passion for vegetables. Collection includes 1 packet each of:
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