Beans (Fava) Growing Guide
Crop Rotation Group
Legumes (Pea and Bean family) ●
Good, well-drained soil.
Not usually required.
Single Plants: 7" (20cm) each way (minimum)
Rows: 5" (15cm) with 9" (25cm) row gap (minimum)
Sow and Plant
Sow direct into soil in rows. Use blankets or cloches to protect seedlings from hard freezes.
Our Garden Planner can produce a personalised calendar of when to sow, plant and harvest for your area.
Support plants in windy places. Dig in or compost roots and plants to make good use of their residual nitrogen.
Harvest before the pods become tough. Often get a second crop.
Planting and Harvesting Calendar
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