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Buy Susan Young's excellent new guide to growing beans and we'll throw in a free £2 gift voucher.
Growing Beans is an inspiring, mouth-watering and practical guide to growing beans and much more. Susan Young’s personal love of beans is infectious and she persuasively sets out why we should all be growing and eating more beans, for our own and the planet’s sake. It’s full of fascinating history, charming wit and sensible easy-to-follow advice on choosing, growing, storing and cooking beans. We love this book as much as we love beans!
Learn how to grow, store and cook a wide range of nutritious and tasty beans for eating fresh from the vine, or to dry for warming winter meals. Susan Young shares her years of experimentation with growing a range of varieties from around the world.
Beans are easy to grow, easy to cook, delicious, nourishing and beneficial for us and the planet.
Growing your own beans not only helps you build healthy soil in your garden, it also provides you with a nutrient-rich diet. Beans can play a role in reducing the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer – they are good sources of protein, fibre, folate, iron and potassium – and they can reduce your carbon footprint and food miles as well!
This fascinating book brings together Susan Young’s 10 years of experimentation with multiple varieties of beans. She clearly explains how to sow, grow, harvest, dry, store and cook them, and shares her six ‘must grow’ varieties.
Go on a tasty culinary journey around the world and discover a range of colourful and historic beans, from the pink ‘Fagiolo di Lamon’ of Italy to the black and white ‘Bosnian Pole’ bean. Learn which varieties are best for eating fresh from the pod and those that are best for drying and storing for later use.
Beans offer year-round nutritious meals, and dried beans can be the star of the show with their fabulous diversity of flavours, colours and textures.
|The flamingo has landed! We're excited to offer pink Flamingo peas from the very first UK harvest.|
These amazing pink Flamingo Peas are a new variety, named by you and first grown at scale in the UK in 2021.
These split peas have the intensely orange-pink cotyledon, that shows as a subtle through the translucent white skin of the whole Flamingo peas.
Split pink peas make superb hummus and can be substituted in recipes for other split peas or chana dal. We look forward to hearing how you've cooked them!View full product details
Britain's original bean, the fava bean is delicious, nutritious and good for the soil. Our Organic Whole Fava Beans are perfect for spicy Egyptian ful medames, truly British baked beans, stews, curries, salads and more.
Our current crop of whole fava beans are the unusually small, round and wonderfully tender Maris Bead variety, bred over 50 years ago at the Plant Breeding Institute on Maris Lane near Cambridge. Whether they're cooked from dry or used canned, we think these are our best ever whole fava.
|These wonderfully wrinkly peas have a distinctively sweet and grassy flavour. Their especially high levels of resistant starch provide excellent nourishment for our gut flora.|
Wrinkled peas are mostly grown for freezing but if not harvested in time they go to waste. Not these ones!
Whole wrinkled peas are superb in stews and curries, with a distinctively sweet, grassy flavour.
We're still experimenting with ways of cooking these peas ourselves but they can be substituted in recipes for other whole peas, especially whole yellow or blue peas. We look forward to hearing how you've cooked them!
Grown at Great Glemham Farms in Suffolk's Alde Valley.View full product details