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21/06/2013 at 09:16

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!!

21/06/2013 at 09:17

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

21/06/2013 at 09:22

Must be related to the ones they sell in the supermarkets

21/06/2013 at 09:57

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

21/06/2013 at 09:58

Ps pods are normal size!!

21/06/2013 at 10:15

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.

21/06/2013 at 10:35

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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