Peas & Beans

Broad Bean Midwinter – a new strain.

Broad bean  Midwinter is an exciting  new strain  bred by Malcolm Allison. The Midwinter strain is characterised by flowers in shades of pink & red and seeds that are red, or that turn purple at maturity. Malcolm is offering these
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Growing Pea Shoots Inside

Growing peas just for shoots is a quick way to grow fresh veg & it can be done inside. Pea shoots are the leaves & stem from the top 2 to 6 inches of a younger pea plant, & include
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String and Stake Stop Broad Beans Falling Over

It is worth putting string round broad beans & tying to a stake if they are growing on fertile soil, as they grow tall and tend to fall over in heavy rain or wind.   When the broadbean plant blows over it ‘lodges’ with other
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Express Broad Beans

The early broad bean variety, Express, matures quickly, thus producing a very early crop of broad beans.   Broad Bean Express: produces up to 34 good pods per plant! yields well for early plantings is winter hardy matures quickly freezes
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How To Grow Runner Beans card

How To Grow Runner Beans card

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Runner Beans card. The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow runner beans. If
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How To Grow Pea Shoots card.

How To Grow Pea Shoots card.

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Pea Shoots card. If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow Peashoots, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for peashoots and
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How To Grow French Beans card

How To Grow French Beans card

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow French Beans card. Click on the image below to enlarge the picture of the card. The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed
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How to Grow Broad Beans

How to Grow Broad Beans

Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Broad Beans growing card. how-to-grow-broad-beans-sheet If you wish to print off this growing card, right click on the enlarged image and then click print picture to print
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Grow your own gardening calendar

Grow your own gardening calendar Whether you’re looking to spruce up your garden or aiming to make the most of your outdoor space, award-winning seed supplier Dobies of Devon (affiliate link).has produced this handy grow your own gardening calendar so
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Climbing Beans in the Plot

The Chef planted some climbing beans in the plot on 22 May. Today the beans are now climbing up the wigwam he constructed out of bamboo canes. The Chef has chosen to plant the variety Cobra.(affiliate link) These french beans are
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