Broad beans without broad beans inside!

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Jackypam

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Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« on: June 29, 2013, 10:50 »
Anyone know what I did to deserve these broadbeans?   Last pickings were fine, but this morning I had lots like this.  Is the soil short of somerthing?  Any advice welcome.

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Re: Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2013, 11:01 »
Anyone know what I did to deserve these broadbeans?   Last pickings were fine, but this morning I had lots like this.  Is the soil short of somerthing?  Any advice welcome.
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Re: Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2013, 11:23 »
I am sure someone more experienced will correct me but the I remember reading somewhere that it happens when they don't get pollinated properly.

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Re: Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2013, 11:43 »
RPR is correct.

You will also often find pods toward the end of the harvest with only 1 or 2 beans inside due to poor pollination.

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Re: Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2013, 13:14 »
Ok thanks, that's useful.

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Re: Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2013, 15:59 »
OOer, that means we might all get the same problem this  year..

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Re: Broad beans without broad beans inside!
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2013, 16:56 »
They need bumble bees to pollinate them.  If they were not around to do their job at the right time then... no beans :(
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