Broadbeans are a good stop gap crop, which harvests as early as May.
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Direct Harvest
Sow Indoors / Plant Out
J F M A M J J A S O N D Sow Indoors Plant Out Harvest
How To Grow
In southern counties broad beans can be sown in November and will germinate in 2 to 4 weeks, they will overwinter well, but if it gets very cold a fleece cover will protect the plants. For spring planting, sow seed under cover in February to plant out in the spring or direct in March. As the plants grow support with a cane frame and twine.
How/When To Harvesting
- Sow Depth: 5 cm
- Spacing Between Rows: 60 cm
- Spacing Along Row: 10 cm
- Number plants per Square Foot: 8