Ways to grow and pick broad beans, showing results of sowing both autumn and spring. Broad or FAVA beans are a hardy vegetable which tolerate some frost. In my garden, zone 8 climate with average winter lows of -6 to -8C/20F, broad beans get their roots down in autumn and sit quietly all winter, before exploding into growth is the spring.
This results in earlier and often more substantial harvests than from spring sowings. See also two different varieties in this video, tall and short ones - Aquadulce Claudia (tall) and de Monica (shorter).
Filmed and edited at Homeacres February to June 2017 by Edward Dowding.
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For more vegetables to sow and plant in early spring, see this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9yl8LIs5t2A
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