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Broad Bean


Harvest whilst fairly small and choose green bean varieties as this will make the beans less strongly flavoured -water well in dry weather


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French Bean


Must be harvested regular whilst beans are young– water well in dry weather. Don’t plant out until danger of frost has passed.


Purple Teepee, (purple bean) Valdor(yellow bean) Tendergreen (green bean)









Mangetout


Harvest before the seeds/peas swell


Oregon Sugar Pod




Pea


Must be harvested regularly whilst peas are young – need supporting – water well in dry weather. Harvest when pods feel and look full but don't leave to go old - if in doubt try the taste test. Early sown peas may avoid pea moth damage.


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Runner Bean


August onwards cropping so could be a problem during August holiday– water well in dry weather – must be harvested regularly whilst beans are young. Don’t plant outdoors until danger of frost has passed.


Summer Medley, (Mixed flower colours) Streamline




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