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How To Grow Broad Beans

Broad beans are one of the easiest vegetables to grow and taste great when picked freshly from the pod. Any excess can also be frozen or dried for future use.

You can eat the fresh shoots in salads, add them to stir fries or let the plants develop and produce a healthy crop of pods full of delicious sweet beans.

Have a look around our Unwins Seeds range for good varieties to try. For autumn sowing, try ‘The Sutton’. For spring sowing, choose ‘Bunyards Exhibition’.

NOTE: The method below is for growing broad beans in modules. They can also be sown directly into the garden soil. Make a shallow trench in well prepared garden soil and sow the seeds in this, spacing them so that they are about 15-20cm (6-8 inches) apart. Cover over with soil and keep moist.

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