Posted: 07/03/2014 at 12:28
I always plant Aqualdulce/Aqualdulce Claudia last week of October/first week November depending on the weather. Replacements are sown February/March under glass to fill in the gaps and provide succession.
However due to the lack of ice/snow/frost this is the first spring that I see no gaps and the plants are standing up to 6" high.
The variety that I first sowed last year in March was Stereo. This provides small mangetoute broad beans and would be ideal for people with little space.
I do not normally like large broad beans, so we pick early and the large ones are preferred by SWMBO.