Whether you’ve been gardening for years or have just started; there will be one thing which caught your eye and made you take that step to get stuck into the garden. We love to hear about all of your ways to grow your own, today we have teamed up with Joe to share a method to sowing & growing broad beans!
“For me, it was the wonderful memories of helping my grandad tend to his vegetable garden when I was young. It is this inspiration which spurred me on to sign up for an allotment and get our kids involved, hopefully creating these memories for them along the way too.” – @Grow_with_Joe
Broad beans are super easy to grow, the best time to sow your broad beans will in either March and April.
You can sow yours directly in your garden or plot, leaving around 20cm in between each seed and around 45cm between each row. You can also sow them indoors in an unheated greenhouse, cold frame or even a windowsill.
Joe grows some of his seeds in used toilet roll tubes which are perfect for growing broad beans in as the height of the tube accommodates the plants’ large root system, you can read more about Joe’s method to growing broad beans here or watch Joe below!