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Broad beans should I plant out?

sandyvsandyv Posts: 116
Broad beans sown in pots a few weeks ago in cold frame, now bursting ready to plant out, but with frost and snow forecast for the coming weekend should I wait? I read frost could kill them.

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  • Nanny BeachNanny Beach Posts: 8,717
    Depends where you live
  • sandyvsandyv Posts: 116
    I live in Oxfordshire, but surely frost and snow means the temperature probably goes below zero wherever you are.
  • I would harden off, plant out and put a fleece over them
  • I've planted mine out 5 days ago (I'm in Nottingham) in a sheltered spot in the raised bed. They were hardened off for about a week. Mine were in the root trainers grown under grow lights a couple of weeks before and were 3 or so inches tall. 
  • sandyvsandyv Posts: 116
    Thanks for the input. I've got lots of plants, so I think I'll probably hedge my bets and put half out, with fleece if necessary, and do the rest after the cold spell.
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