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The broad beans that I planted in autumn are coming up with empty pods! My spring sown ones are producing flowers so fingers crossed any ideas why this is happening? Never happened before!!

Dovefromabove

Totally empty or with just one or two beans?  How big are the pods?

nutcutlet

Must be related to the ones they sell in the supermarkets

Some pods have small beans other are totally empty except for a brown speck which I am assuming are undeveloped beans

Ps pods are normal size!!

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Have you pinched the tops out on your Autumn plants? then the the energy will go into pod prouduction and not top growth, you can pick them when they are a few inches long and cook them whole, (I finish mine of in the pan with some good smoked chopped bacon & green garlic yum) so no wastage and it frees the ground up for your next plants, then leave your later crop to fully develop, happy gardening.

Yes pinched tops out to cut down on black fly but pods are too big now I suspect to cook and eat!,

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