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My broad beans are not producing any beans.

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

I planted my beans in November and they are healthy and relatively pest-free. I have protected them from the birds with netting but I still have no beans. The flowers are just falling off to leave a stump, where there should be a bean. What have I done wrong?



Sounds as if the flowers have not been pollinated. Has the netting also kept the insects out?

14 May, 2009


sometimes being too dry prevents fruit set. but as moon grower says has the netting prevented pollinating insects getting in. I have never netted the beans and the birds have never been a problem. at least not with the beans.

welcome to GoY too.

14 May, 2009

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