Help triffid Broad Beans

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Twood

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Help triffid Broad Beans
« on: February 21, 2021, 12:11 »
Its growing season and the weather is actually not bad here today!!

I started off my BB in pots in the house and they have gone mad. I fear too mad. Any suggestions. I think they are going to be tooo leggy and its probably going to be another month before they go out unless anyone has braved the beginning of March??

Of course I can plant them deeper and i will start more off but unfortunately the Drima are my Garden Organic choice so there will be no more of them.
Has anyone ever cut them back and they have resprouted???

Thanks in advance
Twud
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Christine

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Re: Help triffid Broad Beans
« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2021, 13:04 »
You have put them somewhere that's out of direct light which is why they are leggy. Think  you have been a touch early for planting but I'm in the north east so don't start things like beans and peas before well into March. For me I'd say you might have been a bit previous.  :lol:

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Re: Help triffid Broad Beans
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2021, 09:01 »
Mine are out but they’ve been out since the beginning, I only brought them in when there was snow. Fingers crossed...

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Re: Help triffid Broad Beans
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2021, 10:36 »
Expert advice on growing broad beans - GardenFocused.co.uk

SPRING SOWING IN POTS
Only do this if you can provide cool (but not freezing) conditions for the seeds to germinate and grow on. If the seedlings are grown on in warm conditions the plants become leggy and very prone to damage when planted out. A cold frame or unheated greenhouse is ideal as is an unheated room or against the outside wall of a heated house out of windy conditions. Sow the seeds in the first week of March and transplant them into open ground in the first week of April.

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Re: Help triffid Broad Beans
« Reply #4 on: February 23, 2021, 16:19 »
Expert advice on growing broad beans - GardenFocused.co.uk

SPRING SOWING IN POTS
Only do this if you can provide cool (but not freezing) conditions for the seeds to germinate and grow on. If the seedlings are grown on in warm conditions the plants become leggy and very prone to damage when planted out. A cold frame or unheated greenhouse is ideal as is an unheated room or against the outside wall of a heated house out of windy conditions. Sow the seeds in the first week of March and transplant them into open ground in the first week of April.
Yeah as above I think they will get damaged when planted out by the wind/rain, even if you plant them a bit deep. The stems are quite fragile and don't like waving about too much in my experience. I have overwintered Aquadulce in the allotment, and the wind and rain has damaged a few of them.

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Re: Help triffid Broad Beans
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2021, 06:05 »
Thank you all for your advice. The surviving bean shave gone out planted deep with canes. Will have to wait and see what happens.
C'est la vie!
Twood



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