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Everyone, everywhere has a role to play. Help us double global consumption of beans, peas, pulses, lentils and legumes by 2028.

Eat more

Swahili red kidney beans
Chef Ali Mandhry
Lentil & bean casserole
Chef Conor Spacey

Grow more

It’s easy to grow your own beans! With thanks to Grow It Yourself, here’s a starter guide.


Grab a grow box – an enclosed space for growing the beans indoors or to protect them outside during colder months.

Pick a space – choose somewhere sunny with drainage. Beans are a nitrogen-fixing crop, so they do not need much fertiliser.

Select the beans:

  • Broad beans – Easy to grow, cope well in colder conditions and freeze well. Grow them outdoors. Plant them next in January.
  • French beans – Easy to grow, tasty and super versatile. Grow them indoors or outdoors. Plant them next in March.
  • Runner beans – Easy to grow, prolific and easy on the eye. Grow them indoors or outdoors. Plant them next in May.

Sow the beans – Most types of shell bean seeds are sown 2 to 3 inches (5-7.6 cm.) apart in rows spaced 2 to 3 feet (.6-.9 m.) wide. Remember beans do not tolerate frost so plan accordingly and then sow every four weeks until mid-July.

Care for the beans – make sure they are well-watered and weed by hand only, to avoid harming the bean.

Harvest the beans – Make sure to pick them as they appear.

Share and enjoy – check out our delicious bean recipes.

Beans is How

A campaign to fix the future by doubling global bean consumption by 2028.