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Broad Bean Seeds

Broad Bean Seeds

SKU: 284215376135191
€2.99Price

Variety: Witkiem

 

Who do I suit?

Everyone! I can be grown indoors or on a balcony in a pot, or in a garden!

 

Packet size:

Approx. 30 seeds per packet

 

This seed packet size caters for the novice, new and small growers, and aims to reduce wastage. For larger growers, chat to us on hello@sow.ie and we will get you what you need! 

 

sow.ie is determined to provide organic options for all vegetable and herb seeds we offer. Whenever we are unable to source an organic seed, we offer non chemically treated alternatives, to ensure that we can make vegetable and herb seeds available to our valued customers. 

  • How to Grow Me

    Sowing/Planting Seed

    • Can be sown from April until end of June 

    • Grow best in fertile soil (e.g. compost) that drains well, with sun, in a sheltered location

    • Sow 5 cm deep, with plants 20cm apart. If planting more than one row leave approx. 30cm between rows. 

    • Cover with soil and gently press down on top of the soil. 

    • Weed and water frequently

    • Once plant has reached approx. 30cm in height, assist plant by tying it to a supporting stake/post with some string or anything similar (can be a simple stick, piece of bamboo, anything that will support its upright growth)

    • To encourage growth and deter pests, feed every 3 - 4 weeks with organic fertiliser (e.g. dried seaweed fertiliser, sachets available on sow.ie)

     

    Growing time: 

    • Approx. 3 - 4 months

     

    Harvest: 

    • Can be harvested once pods begin to swell

    • Pick regularly from the bottom of each plant and work your way up. The more you pick the more they will produce.

    • Pods that have grown to approx. 5 - 7cm long can be harvested and consumed whole (not removing beans by shelling). 

    • Pods approx. 12 - 15 cm long are suitable for shelling
       

    Tip: Don’t allow bean pod to grow beyond approx. 15cm as taste and texture will be undermined

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