We decided to try planting our broad beans to grow through the winter, as they are said to be very tough plants that can handle foul weather and temperatures down to -10 degrees centigrade.

So, in went 40 Super Aquadulce plants that had been brought on in root trainers before planting out. The hope being that they can be harvested in time to use the same area for runner beans in the summer.

Broad Bean flowers in January!

The plants have done very well, albeit they needed some supporting sticks early on. We were amazed to see that the first flowers have appeared by the end of January!

Simple string support system

Fingers crossed now that their natural hardiness and the classic broad bean string support we’ve provided will be enough to see them through any springtime storms and snow.

We’ll keep you updated….

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