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The Broad bean

Person Author: Ryan Lewis Calender February 17, 2012 Posted Tags: , , Comment No Comments

As propagators and soils warm all across the country, gardeners start to think tactically about which seeds should be sown now and which to hold off on. Broad beans are perfect for sowing indoors now and you can even sow them outdoors in warmer areas of the country as long as they are provided with a little cover in the form of a cloche or fleece in very cold weather. Three to try: Aquadulce Claudia: An excellent cultivar for overwintering. This particular broad bean can be planted in the autumn where it will germinate and grow until the temperatures drop. Throughout winter it will cease growth and then resume growing when temperatures rise. A perfect plant for an early crop. Can also be sown in late winter/ early spring. Bunyards Exhibition: A favourite of many gardeners, t

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