Peas & Beans

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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Broad Bean Disaster Day 58

The Chef has had a disaster – some broad beans in The Plot are dying 58 days after planting. He dug one up and found that the root was black.   This is a sign of fusarium, a fungus which
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Express Broad Beans Day53

The Express Broad Beans in the Chef’s Plot were planted 53 days ago. This photo shows broad bean row:   The broad bean plants are looking very strong and healthy.   The Express Broad beans have grown steadily since they
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Broad Beans rotting off

Several gardeners have reported that their broad beans are rotting off. Cold,wet soils are the problem.  This is happening both when the bean has started to germinate & produced a root; as well as before the bean has started to
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Express Broad Beans sown in Chef’s plot

The Chef has sown some Express Broad Beans in his plot. The broad bean variety Express was most successful when grown in the TopVeg vegetable garden.  Click this link to read about our verdict on Express Broad Beans. The broad
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