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My broad beans failed to form

When I opened many of my broad bean pods, there were no beans inside or maybe 1 bean!

The pods looked & felt like they had beans inside but when opened they were just full of the usual white fluffy lining.

Any ideas why?


  • maybe need more watering or just awhile longer to develope.

  • Alan4711Alan4711 Posts: 1,657
    Hi Becky,, iv just the RHS allotment handbook sorry this prob not mentioned at all

  • waterbuttswaterbutts Posts: 1,214

    I got the same thing on my second batch of the season. Don't know why. There ought to be a law against it.image

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Lack of pollination.  The bees have to visit the flowers to ensure pollination.

  • I'll have to train the bees in my 2 hives to visit the broad beans then! image

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