Peas & Beans

String and Stake Stop Broad Beans Falling Over

It is worth putting string round broad beans & tying to a stake if they are growing on fertile soil, as they grow tall and tend to fall over in heavy rain or wind.   When the broadbean plant blows over it ‘lodges’ with other
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Express Broad Beans

The early broad bean variety, Express, matures quickly, thus producing a very early crop of broad beans.   Broad Bean Express: produces up to 34 good pods per plant! yields well for early plantings is winter hardy matures quickly freezes
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How To Grow Runner Beans card

How To Grow Runner Beans card

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Runner Beans card. The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed wall as a useful reference on how to grow runner beans. If
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How To Grow Pea Shoots card.

How To Grow Pea Shoots card.

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow Pea Shoots card. If you would like a pdf of  the grow card for How to Grow Peashoots, please complete the contact form asking for the grow card for peashoots and
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How To Grow French Beans card

How To Grow French Beans card

Farming Friends & TopVeg have collaborated to create a How To Grow French Beans card. Click on the image below to enlarge the picture of the card. The card may be downloaded, printed off and pinned to the potting shed
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How to Grow Broad Beans

How to Grow Broad Beans

Farming Friends & TopVeg have now collaborated to create a How To Grow Broad Beans growing card. how-to-grow-broad-beans-sheet If you wish to print off this growing card, right click on the enlarged image and then click print picture to print
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Grow your own gardening calendar

Grow your own gardening calendar Whether you’re looking to spruce up your garden or aiming to make the most of your outdoor space, award-winning seed supplier Dobies of Devon (affiliate link).has produced this handy grow your own gardening calendar so
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Climbing Beans in the Plot

The Chef planted some climbing beans in the plot on 22 May. Today the beans are now climbing up the wigwam he constructed out of bamboo canes. The Chef has chosen to plant the variety Cobra.(affiliate link) These french beans are
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Broad Beans Day 62

These broad beans planted in The Chef’s Plot 62 days ago are looking healthy.     The Express Broad Beans were planted at the start of March.  Some of them rotted off but most of the broad bean seedlings are
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Meteor Broad Beans Planted

The Chef planted a row of Meteor broad bean seed in his plot today. Following the disastrous progress of the Express broad beans, the Chef planted another row of broad bean seed.  But this time he used the variety called
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