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Sow broad beans


for an early spring harvest. Sow in full sun in freedraini­ng, compostenr­iched soil. Their preferred pH is 6-7.0, so add lime at planting if soil is too acidic, although it can take a season or two to take effect. Sow in double rows, set 60cm apart, in staggered positions. Provide shelter from strong winds and stakes for each plant to grow up. If black aphids accumulate on the growing tips, blast off with the hose (though they're most likely to appear when beans are sown in spring).

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