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My Runner/ Broad beans

Hi all, i need advice on what to do next with my Runner/ Broad bean seeds? I have grown them in root trainners and now potted them on in pots today, they are all about 3" to 4" high now, i know it is too early to put them in at the Allotment but, should i be feeding them ? never grown them before,Help!


  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,425

    Runner beans can't be planted out until frost is passed, which is about the end of May. I usually sow mine  under glass at the beginning of May and plant out at the end. Unless you have a heated greenhouse,  your plants are destined for the compost heap.

     Broad beans can be planted out in any mild patch. Fleece them over for a bit of pretection if the weather turns colder.

     The compost you have in the root trainers should have enough nutrients in to manage until they get planted out.

  • WelshonionWelshonion Posts: 3,114

    Runner beans can be sown as late as June for a good crop, so sadly you are half a year too early.

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