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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 BeanThompson & Morgan's Bean collection comprises one packet each of: Climbing Bean Cobra, Dwarf Bean Opera and Runner Bean White Lady. More info
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