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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").
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 Bean
Thompson & Morgan's Vegetable Product Manager, Colin Randel has specially selected four of our best bean varieties to include in this special collection. These superb beans provide excellent yields over a long cropping period with a delicious home-grown flavour.
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