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Pea Seeds - Pea Bean

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Seed Count:
25 Seeds
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25 Seeds.

Other Names -

  • An all rounder! Harvest as mangetout, leave to grow further and shell like peas or leave to fully mature to produce pretty bi-coloured dried beans
  • Very productive, the more you pick the more pea beans are produced!
  • Grow similar to runner beans

Suitable For - Vegetable plot, raised beds

Sowing Months - May - June

Harvest - July - September

Gardening is about finding the right balance! Try growing Companion Plants close by to help deter pests.

  • Amaranth is great for attracting the ground beetle. This predatory beetle eats slugs, snails, slug and snail eggs, caterpillars and weed seed.
  • Aphids are attracted to nasturtiums. Grow these flowers close by as a sacrificial plant. If there are aphids in the area the nasturtiums will help to draw the pests away from the crop.
  • Try growing sweet peas amongst the pea bean plants or grow separately but close by. These beautiful flowers will attract bees which will help to pollinate the pea bean flowers.
  • Calendula (Pot marigold) attracts predator insects such as lacewings, ladybirds and hoverflies who love to feast on aphids.
  • Comfrey can be used to make a nutrient rich liquid fertilizer ideal for fruiting plants. It can also be used as a compost accelerator, a slug repellent and a nutritional mulch.

Soil Preperation

The soil needs to be well drained, fertile and moisture retentive. Add a generous amount of compost or well rotted manure to the area a few months before sowing or planting (ideally the previous autumn). Add some general purpose organic fertilizer to the area 2 - 3 weeks before sowing or planting.

General InformationSowing & Planting Information
Habit Annual Module Grown & Transplants
Type Climbing Distance between plants 35 cm
Position A sheltered position in full sun Distance between rows 50 - 80 cm
Average height 200 cm Direct Sowing
Average spread 50 cm Sowing distance between plants 35 cm
Hardiness Half hardy Distance between rows 50 - 80 cm
Overwintering No Sowing depth 2 / 4 cm
Soil Ph 6.5 - 7.0 Germination temperature 15 to 25℃
    Days to germination 7 - 14 days

Sowing Guide

Early Sowing/Module Sowing

Avoid sowing too early. Sow 1 seed 2cm deep in a small pot or 4 cm modules in early May. Ensure there is sufficient heat for fast germination. 2 - 3 weeks after germination plant out at the distance suggested above. Harden the plants over 7 - 10 days before planting out to reduce the chances of shock. If the weather is cold cover the newly planted pea beans with horticultural fleece until the growth becomes strong. Look out for slugs and snails, especially at the early stages as they are very vulnerable to these pests.

Direct Sowing

Avoid sowing too early. Sow 1 seed, 4cm deep, 35cm apart in late May. Sow some extra seeds at the end of the rows. These can be used as transplants to fill in any gaps. Cover the seed with soil and water well. If after sowing the weather becomes cold cover the bed with horticultural fleece until the plants are growing strong.

Growing On

Hoe regularly to keep the weeds under control especially during the early stages. Pea beans will need supports to climb up.
Treat pea beans similar to runner beans by sowing the seeds in two parallel rows about 50 - 100 cm apart. Sink 20 - 25 cm of a 180 - 250 cm long bamboo cane or hazel sticks into the ground 8 - 10 cm away from each plant. Angle the canes inwards so that the angled canes in both rows meet and pair up. Tie each pair together with gardening twine 20 - 25 cm from the top. This will create a good sized 'V'. Once every opposite pair has been tied together lay horizontal canes on top of the 'V' section. Tie the horizontal canes to the structure with gardening twine.
Other structures such as wigwams, trellises and archways can also be constructed. Loosely tie each plant to its cane to help guide the plants in the right direction and to help prevent slug attack. Water well during dry summer spells and when the flowers and pods start to form. The plants will benefit from a mulch of well rotted manure or compost in June or July to help keep the soil moist. To stop the plant growing any taller after it has reached the top of the support, pinch out the growing points to encourage side shoots to grow.


The young pods look similar to mangetout peas and can be picked at this stage and cooked whole.
The pods can also be left to grow further and can be shelled like peas and the seeds lightly cooked.
Or if preferred the pods can be left to fully mature and left to dry on the plant. The pretty bi-coloured (white and brown) seeds when fully dry can be stored and used as dried beans.
To encourage more pea beans to grow harvest frequently.


Pea beans are sensitive to cold temperatures. Avoid sowing too early. Even if they do germinate their growth will be very slow in cold weather making them vulnerable to slug attacks.

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