Sow broad beans for May harvests
If you sow some broad beans now, they’ll be ready to eat in May, a few weeks ahead of those that are sown next February or March. The seeds will germinate and the small plants will overwinter in all but the harshest winter conditions. Sow seeds 15cm apart in wide, 5cm-deep drills. Water them after sowing, then put supports in place for next spring.
Use a trowel to measure the spacing between seeds