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When to plant broad beans – top tips


To prepare the seeds for sowing, clear your planting area and fork in compost or manure before raking the surface to create a crumbly texture.

Mark out two-inch (5cm) deep holes for each seed, leaving eight-inch (20cm) between each, as broad bean seeds are quite large and need some space to grow.

Once the seeds are in the holes, cover them with some soil, tap down well and water.

If you live in a cold area or have heavy, waterlogged soil then you will need to do things slightly differently to avoid seeds from rotting early on.

You should place your beans in deep pots instead, placing them in a frost-free place such as an unheated greenhouse, leaving them to germinate and grow a little.


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