Contains the following baby plants
Gourmet Bean and Pea Collection
A must have in your kitchen garden
This lovely collection of beans and peas will provide you with a plentiful harvest during the summer months. This collection contains Runner Beans, Borlotti Beans, French Beans, Garden Peas and Mangetout Peas. Please note that contents may vary depending upon season.
Number of plants: 60
Can be grown in: Pots and containers, grow bags, raised beds. They will need support to climb. Find out more about growing beans and peas in our growing guide below.
In the kitchen: All full of flavour, these plants are so versatile and complement any dish whether it be a Sunday roast, stir-fry, soup or a summery salad.
Can be delivered from: late April to July
Transplants suitable for organic growing.
The right site
Beans are perfect for a sunny, well-drained spot. They prefer to grow in moist, fertile soil in a sheltered location away from strong winds. Avoid growing beans in very wet soils.
Can be grown in....
Raised beds or patio pots. Most of them will need something to climb up (particularly runner beans and borlotti beans). You can make a wigwam out of bamboo canes or try our bean and pea planter.
How far apart?
The spacing is completely dependent on the variety you choose, and we’ll advise you what’s best for your baby plants when you receive them.
Looking after your plants....
If your plants arrive while it’s still a bit chilly, in April/early May, it’s worth planting them in pots and popping them in the greenhouse or on a windowsill until it warms up a bit.
The more you pick, the more they grow
Harvest beans regularly to encourage growth of new beans.
They're thirsty - water them well
Beans and peas need to be watered well and regularly. Don’t let them dry out.
Keep weeds down so that they have a better chance of growing up nice and strong!
If you’d like to dry the beans out, wait until they have dried out on the plants. Then, pick them and leave them to dry out in a nice dry place before you shell them. Keep the beans in an airtight container. (Don’t forget to soak them again before you cook them!)
Ways to cook
Beans are simply delicious steamed and served with a drizzle of olive oil. But you can get a bit more inventive…runner bean chutney is seriously good!
When we deliver
We deliver these plants from late April through to July, although it’s a little dependent on the weather.
You can order from…
These plants are available to be ordered now and we’ll despatch them as soon as they are big enough to both handle the journey to your garden and handle life outside the poly tunnel.
Do I need to sign for them?
All our plant orders are dispatched with an overnight courier* to mainland UK and do not need to be signed for when they are delivered, but will be left somewhere safe. When placing your order, please let us know where you would like the plants left if you are not in when the courier delivers.
We will keep you posted
You will receive an email approximately a week before your order is dispatched and another on the day your plants are packed and leave us so you know to expect and prepare for their arrival.