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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”).
Companion planting: Try growing French beans with Nasturtiums to draw aphids away from your crop.
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