Gardeners often pinch out the tops of broad beans to curb black fly.
We very rarely pinch out the tops. But if blackfly are a problem, the tips may be pinched out when the first pods are set.
To pinch out the tops:
- select the top of the broad bean plant
- find broad bean top
- Hold the tip between finger and thumb
- pinch the tip so that it breaks away from the plant
- make a broad bean top omelette!
Watch the video below to see how it is done.