Sow broad beans

Garden News (UK) - - What To Do -

Broad beans are one of the first sum­mer vegeta­bles to be har­vested and their seed can be sown now to get a slightly ear­lier crop next June. When sow­ing in au­tumn, choose va­ri­eties suit­able for sow­ing at this time of the year, such as ‘The Sut­ton’ or ‘Aquadulce’. Where the soil is light and well drained, sow di­rectly into pre­pared beds, sow­ing 5cm (2in) deep and 20cm (8in) apart in stag­gered dou­ble rows. Al­ter­na­tively, sow in cell trays of com­post and over­win­ter the young plants out­side in a cold frame and plant out in early spring.

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