PLANT OR SOW BROAD BEANS

The Bay Chronicle - - SITUATIONS VACANT -

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.

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