Broad Beans

  • 4 Replies
  • 1050 Views
*

Longshanks

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: East London
  • 40
Broad Beans
« on: October 23, 2018, 10:22 »
Is it OK to plant broad beans in a polytunnel?  I usually get black fly on mine and wondered if being in a polytunnel might help.

*

Plot94

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: Hastings, E.Sussex
  • 32
Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #1 on: October 24, 2018, 14:04 »
Autumn or winter planted ones will do fine but I would avoid spring/summer cropping ones as I find they don't like the increased heat so much and don't set as well. If you plant outside now you should also avoid blackfly as these are more prevalent after these type have usually finished cropping.

*

Nikkithefoot

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Location: Dorset
  • 1045
Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2018, 12:03 »
I grew some last winter year in my tunnel and they really didn't do well. I'm going to try again and if no joy this winter will call it a day for beans.
I was put on this earth to accomplish a certain number of things; right now I am so far behind I will never die.

*

Longshanks

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: East London
  • 40
Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2019, 12:14 »
The BB were doing well until Good Friday and the heat got to them and they all looked a bit droopy. I watered them copiously and they recovered a bit, but will have another look later. They looked like the Day of the Triffids, but didn't want to butcher them too much.

*

Longshanks

  • New Member
  • *
  • Location: East London
  • 40
Re: Broad Beans
« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2019, 15:43 »
Subsequently, I have a bumper crop that is still giving. I think I'll cobble together another PT for next winter to grow them as they're taking up space where I want to grow cucumbers.



xx
Broad Beans

Started by davetoddy on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

6 Replies
2174 Views
Last post April 13, 2015, 07:57
by Mrs Bee
xx
broad beans

Started by moam1 on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

5 Replies
1854 Views
Last post October 12, 2011, 07:28
by sunshineband
xx
Broad beans in the polytunnel

Started by Lady Rosemary on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

5 Replies
1714 Views
Last post November 08, 2011, 18:35
by brightgirls
xx
Growing broad beans in a greenhouse .......

Started by Yana on Growing in Greenhouses & Polytunnels

10 Replies
4259 Views
Last post February 06, 2015, 11:47
by Yana
 

Page created in 0.32 seconds with 36 queries.

Powered by SMFPacks SEO Pro Mod |