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Could anyone please tell me what is responsible for these little white eggs, similar to ants eggs, I have found in the roots of the broad beans as I was clearing them down.

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 14,240

    They are nodules that form on the roots of leguminous plants such as beans. They  fix nitrogen from the air, so that the plant can use it. They  will cause no harm. You can either leave them to rot in the ground, or aff to the compost heap.

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  • Busy-LizzieBusy-Lizzie Posts: 14,417

    In fact they are a good thing as they can put nitrogen back in the ground. Don't remove broad bean roots too early. You can just cut the plants right down and leave the roots.

    Dordogne and Norfolk
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