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By Gattina

Bologna, Italy It

Broad beans. I know this sounds crazy, but the soil in or vegetable garden is nicely moist and quite warm still, even in the first week of December, so would it be a complete waste of time, seeds and effort to plant broad beans, or should I try putting them in pots somewhere sheltered? I ask because a lot of farmers' suppliers seem to have them on sale right now.



We have shown that it is a waste of time sowing broad beans this early in the north of Scotland but it seems to work well for gardeners in the south of England. In a Mediteranean country I would have thought that December would be a good time to sow.

4 Dec, 2011


Thank you so much Mr B. Maybe not so daft after all. I planted in March last year, and it was really much too late.

4 Dec, 2011

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