May gardening: Broad beans

By MiNDFOOD

May gardening: Broad beans
Now is the perfect time to prepare your garden for planting broad beans. Here are a few tips to help you get started.

Traditionally, broad beans are sown from March to mid-May and will stand through winter and crop in early summer.

Broad beans are favourite with many cold climate gardeners.

The soil for broad beans ideally needs to be well enriched with compost and to give good results, a dressing of Phosphate or Blood and Bone will encourage healthy growth.

Sow broad beans in double rows about 25cm apart, with seeds 10cm apart and 5cm deep.

 

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