PLANT OR SOW BROAD BEANS
If you haven’t got broad beans in the ground yet, do it now! I’ve just planted ‘Cole’s Prolific’ seedlings into wooden planters filled with fresh vegetable mix in a sunny spot along the side of the house. I usually go for the shorter variety ‘Dwarf Early Green‘ but thought I’d give the big boys a go this season. These grow to well over 1.5m tall so the plants are going to need lots of support once they get established. Broad beans can be sown now too and will germinate in frosty soil. Space seeds 15cm apart at a depth of 5cm. Plant in free-draining soil in full sun and maintain a regular watering regime, particularly if growing in pots.