Bean Plants

Our organic bean plug plants make it very easy to grow your own beans. We have various different types of bean plant to choose from – climbing french beans, dwarf beans, runner beans, borlotti, broad beans and more.

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  • Cobra French Climbing Bean

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Deliciously tasty, and perfectly formed!
    This is a really popular variety of French Climbing Bean that produces long, green bean pods which are about 7mm in diameter and can be harvested over a long period. If you enjoy French Bean Salads, this is the bean for you! French Beans are easy to grow from plug plants – you can plant them in beds or large pots in full sunshine. A complete growing guide is provided with all plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Cobra (organic)

    In the kitchen: Great steamed with a drizzle of olive oil, perfect for salads.

  • French Bean – Yard Long

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Super long, snakelike French beans!

    These brilliantly long French Beans are so easy to grow from plug plants, however they will need full sunshine so make sure you position them well, or you could grow them in a polytunnel/greenhouse. They can be grown in large pots or beds and will need a 2m tall wigwam structure or other bean support to climb. Harvest the yard long beans in late summer. Some say that the beans have a slightly aspargus-like flavour, and in other parts of the world they are called Asparagus Beans.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Yard Long (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Can be steamed, blanched, added to stir fries and even braised with garlic.

  • Dwarf French Green Bean – Tendergreen

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    French beans for small plots
    You’ll be surprised by how many beans one small plant can give you! These dwarf bean plants produce plenty of green beans over several weeks. They are ideal for growing in pots and containers, or plant in one or two rows in raised beds. Your plug plants will come with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Tendergreen (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Steam lightly, or blanche. Toss with olive oil, garlic and chopped parsley once cooked for a very simple but tasty side dish.

  • Runner Bean – Enorma

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Just keep picking those beans!
    Runner Beans look so attractive climbing up their wigwams with their bright red flowers. Enorma is a quick growing variety that will produce a heavy crop of long runner beans for you to pick on many a summer’s evening. You can grow in large pots or in beds. Growing beans from plug plants is very easy – the plants come with a comprehensive growing guide to help you if you are new to growing your own vegetables.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Enorma (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Runner beans are delicious steamed until just tender – add a knob of butter and some freshly chopped herbs too.

  • Orinoco Dwarf French Bean

    Dwarf French Bean – Orinoco

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Heavy cropping yellow beans
    These dwarf bean plants will produce a heavy crop of pale yellow beans. Plants typically grow to approx 20-25cm tall, making them perfect for pots and smaller veg patches. Simply pop the plug plants in the ground leaving 20cm between each plant – they are easy to grow and quick to start producing flowers and beans! A full growing guide comes with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Orinoco

    In the kitchen: Can be used as a whole bean or as fine cut beans. Delicious steamed until tender.

  • Dwarf French Bean – Purple Queen

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A real show stopper in the kitchen garden 
    This variety of bean not only tastes amazing but looks stunning growing in the veg patch. As these form a compact plant, they are great for growing in pots and containers. With deep green foliage, pretty flowers and deep glossy purple pods, these really are eye catching plants. Growing your own beans is incredibly easy using our plug plants and you will receive a complete growing guide with your order.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Purple Queen (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Delicious steamed until tender.

  • Dwarf Runner Bean – Hestia

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Runner beans for small gardens & containers
    This variety is ideal for smaller plots, reaching only 45cm tall. You can plant 4 to 5 in a large pot. They are largely self-supporting, but if grown in a windy spot they would benefit from being grown around a short bamboo wigwam. These plants produce striking red and white flowers that look really lovely in the garden. Plug plants come with a  complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Hestia (*organic)

    In the kitchen: Steam or boil runner beans until they are just tender. Lovely served with a herby olive oil.

  • French Climbing Bean – Blue Lake

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow, decorative, and deliciously tasty
    This variety of bean plant produces stringless, green pods. The beans inside are pure white and can be used as haricot beans at the end of the season. The plants can reach up to 1.5m in height and will need to climb a support. French Beans are easy to grow from plug plants, just plant in beds or large containers in a sunny vegetable plot or garden. Full planting and growing instructions are provided with the plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Blue Lake (organic)

    In the kitchen: Great steamed with a drizzle of olive oil. Slightly sweeter in flavour than other French Beans

  • French Climbing Bean – Cosse Violette

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Easy to grow purple beans
    Producing lovely pink/purple flowers followed by small green pods that turn purple as they grow, this French climbing bean will crop over many weeks during the summer. The plug plants are very easy to grow and come with a complete growing guide.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Cosse Violette

    In the kitchen: Top and tail, place in boiling water or steam and cook until tender. The beautiful deep purple french beans will turn a deep green on cooking.

  • Borlotti Bean – Barlotta Lingua di Fuoco

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    Grow borlotti beans to store for stews
    These beans add a splash of fun and colour into your garden. This variety of borlotti beans is perfectly suited to our cooler climate. The canes will climb to about 2 metres, so plant at the base of a wigwam or bamboo support. You can harvest young while the pods are green to use as runner beans, or wait until the end of the season when they’ve turned purple if you’d like to pod the beans to store for stews and casseroles. You’ll find plenty of advice in the growing guide that comes with the plug plants.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Barlotta Lingua di Fuoco (organic)

    In the kitchen: You can eat these vibrant pods when small and tender (and mostly green) or allow them to reach full size and store the beans inside once the pods have dried and turned a deep purple. With a sweetish flavour and smooth creamy texture, these beans work well in a salad or in a hearty soup or casserole.

  • Broad Bean – Aquadulce Claudia

    £6.99
    (10 Plug Plants)

    A reliable broad bean variety
    Very easy to grow, this variety of broad bean produces longer bean pods. Best harvested young and tender. The plants can be grown in beds or in large pots/planters. There is plenty of growing advice in the growing guide that comes with the plug plants, to help get you off to a good start with your broad bean growing.

    Number of plants: 10 plug plants

    Variety: Aquadulce Claudia (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Delicious boiled or steamed, and best eaten podded and peeled, broad beans are great in risotto, pasta dishes or smashed up with butter and served on bruschetta.

  • Dwarf Cannellini Bean – Cannellino

    £6.99
    (10 Plants)

    The perfect bean for drying and storing

    These are a must-grow for anyone who wishes to store dried cannellini beans to use in stews or cassoulet dishes over the winter months. Just let the bean pods grow and mature on the plant before harvesting and drying out.

    Number of plants: 10

    Variety: Cannellino (organic*)

    In the kitchen: Best left to mature on the plant, then dry out and store in an airtight jar for winter casseroles and soups.

  • Gourmet Bean and Pea Collection

    £24.99
    (60 Plug Plants)

    A must have in your kitchen garden
    This lovely collection of beans and pea plants will provide you with a plentiful harvest during the summer months. This collection contains Runner Beans, Borlotti Beans, French Beans, Sugar Snap Peas and Mangetout Peas. Please note that contents may vary depending upon the season. Growing from plug plants is very easy – just pop them in your veg plot when your plants arrive and keep them well watered. Our growing guide has plenty of advice and comes free with every order.

    Number of plants: 60 plug plants

    Space required: An area of approx 1m x 5m

    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.