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Bean and Pea Seeds

Bean and pea often get lumped together as filler foods for non-meat eaters. In fact, they’re so high in nutrient content that everyone could do well to eat a lot of them. They’re considered a part of the protein food group because they’re great sources of protein and iron, but they’re so chock full of potassium and dietary fiber they’re also considered a part of the vegetable food group. At A.M. Leonard, you can start sowing now so you can bulk up later with our wide variety of high-quality bean and pea seeds.

How do I grow bean and pea seeds?

Wait until the soil reaches 60 degrees. After that, work a 2- to 3-inch layer of composted manure worked into the soil before planting. Remember that beans and peas need support: beans are climbers, so they can use a pole; peas are twiners that will do well with a fence.

How can I extend my harvest?

Many people opt for succession planting, where the ethos is “sow little, and sow often.” To do this, sow a bit more peas or beans every few weeks or so. Staggering the planting will stagger the harvest, making it a longer season overall.

The nutrients found in beans and peas are low in the diets of many Americans. They’re a great source of protein, iron, zinc, folate, and potassium — all things your body needs to survive. At A.M. Leonard, our high-quality vegetable seeds will give your body the boost of nutrients it needs and make your garden thrive. For more high-quality seeds, check out our tomato seeds, lettuce and green seeds, and the rest of our vegetable seeds.