Tuesday, 20 July 2010

Broad Beans

I have never had any problems with broad beans, apart from the inevitable and temporary blackfly on the foliage.

This year, I have broad beans that look like this...

...and broad beans that look like this...

...and broad beans that look like this...

...and broad beans that look like this, with little maggoty things crawling round them.

In fact, this is my entire edible broad bean harvest for the year.

Oh well.

6 comments:

Robert said...

Mine are no good either. At least I've got enough off the few Red Epicure I started with to grow a small patch next year. That's the best I can say.

Green Lane Allotments said...

That's just so disappointing - I've never noticed pea moths affecting broad beans maybe a lack of peas made them branch out. Apparently if you sow early or late the moths is less of a problem. Before May - after July.

Were the leaf veins yellowish on the beans with brown patches

dee said...

Mine weren't up to much either I think I sowed too late - most were really stunted, half the height they normally are with twisted pods. I blame this heat and struggling to keep them well watered

Damo said...

I've not got masses but I've never seen this sort of thing, sorry to hear that.

Monica said...

Oh my! What a shame. I have never tried growing broad beans but I might have to give it a go next year. I thought they were supposed to be easy to grow! Better luck next year?

Nome said...

The plants have been a bit small and stunted all along, but no, I didn't notice any yellow veins.

Never mind, and don't let me put anyone off! They are normally easy! Just don't know what went wrong this year!

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