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Broad Bean Seeds

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Plant Care

Watering

Wet the seed starting mix. Push your finger into the soil to your first knuckle and make sure it is damp. Excess water should drain through.

Light

Indirect sunlight, 6 to 8 hours

Temperature

Maintain temperatures between 18°C - 24°C. Avoid draughts as these can create undesirable temperature fluctuations. Consider giving your plant an occasional misting twice every week to maintain the optimum humidity level.

Fertilizer

Provide fertilizer once the first true leaves emerge. The first set of leaves that appear are known as the seed leaves. The second set of leaves are the first ‘true leaves,’ and a sign that your plant is getting mature and ready for serious growth. Dilute a balanced fertilizer to ¼ the strength recommended. Fertilize once in 2 weeks.

Product Bio

Sowing and Germination Care for Broad Bean Seeds:

Seed Selection: Choose high-quality broad bean seeds from a reputable supplier. Look for seeds that are plump, uniform in size, and free from damage or disease.

Sowing Time: Broad beans are cool-season crops. Sow seeds directly into the garden in early spring, as soon as the soil can be worked, or in late summer for a fall harvest. Soil temperatures should be around 50-65°F (10-18°C) for optimal germination.

Sowing Depth and Spacing: Plant seeds about 1-2 inches (2.5-5 cm) deep and space them 4-6 inches (10-15 cm) apart in rows spaced 18-24 inches (45-60 cm) apart. Planting in double rows with a trellis for support can maximize space and yield.

Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Water the seeds immediately after planting and continue to water regularly, especially during dry periods, until germination occurs.

Growing Conditions:

Sunlight: Broad beans prefer full sun but can tolerate partial shade, especially in warmer climates. Ensure they receive at least 6-8 hours of direct sunlight daily for optimal growth and yield.

Soil: Plant broad beans in well-draining, fertile soil with a pH of 6.0-7.0. Amend the soil with compost or aged manure before planting to improve soil structure and fertility.

Temperature: Broad beans thrive in cool temperatures between 50-70°F (10-21°C). They can tolerate light frosts but may suffer in prolonged periods of heat.

Fertilization: Broad beans are nitrogen-fixing plants and typically do not require additional fertilization if grown in fertile soil. However, you can side-dress with a balanced fertilizer or compost during the growing season if necessary.

Support: Provide support for tall varieties by installing stakes or trellises to prevent the plants from falling over under the weight of the pods.

Pest and Disease Control: Monitor for pests like aphids, bean beetles, and blackflies. Use insecticidal soap or neem oil if infestations occur. Watch for signs of fungal diseases like powdery mildew, and ensure good air circulation around the plants to minimize disease risk.

By following these sowing, germination, and growing guidelines, you can successfully cultivate broad beans and enjoy their delicious, nutritious harvest.

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