Broad Beans

Hi All,

I have 2 small broad bean plants that never produced any beans last summer, that were left in the ground (this was primarily due to laziness).

They look quite healthy at the moment, I was wondering if they might grow on this year and produce a crop if they survive the remainder of the winter? 

Will probably pull them up when I start tidying the veg patch, and I know its unlikely, but more just for my curiosity that any realistic hope that they will crop, part of me is curious to see if they would be any good.

Any thoughts?




  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,016
    They should be OK but if they did not crop last year they may not again, I had runner beans once that lasted three years and cropped every time.

    So if you don't need the space give it a go you never know.

    "You don't stop gardening because you get old, you get old because you stop gardening." - The Hampshire Hog
  • steephillsteephill Posts: 767
    It is common practice to plant broad beans in autumn for cropping the following summer so your beans should be fine. If you can spare the space I'd leave them and see if you can get an early crop from them.
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