The variety is called ‘Aquadulce’, which is an overwintering variety. This is especially important in windy gardens. Broad beans, Vicia faba, are easy to grow, bearing an early crop of delicious, tender beans suitable for using in the first of the summer salads. This is very easy to do if you follow our instructions below. of climbing beans we have about 70,000 plants per ha. Taller varieties of broad beans will need support and even some of the shorter varieties will need support in windy conditions. I use two strings at different heights: Tie one or two rows of string around the corner posts to enclose the broad beans. 1 Replies 839 Views January 29, 2010, 17:18 by gregmcalister : Best support for peas and broad beans Started by mebanana on Grow Your Own. Danny is passionate about fresh vegetables and I have found that the home grown ones are so much tastier. Hi Frankie, I’m definately going to stick to November planting from now on. As the plant grows I tie it to the cane in more places - usually about four in total. I use small canes and string to support the beans. This week at my allotment I planted my broad beans that I sowed at the beginning of January. To plant one ha. "Why don't we use castor tree to support climbing beans. What if we plant castor tree on one row and climbing beans on the next so that the beans can be supported and grow up on the tree.Because support wood is too expensive. https://video.allotment-garden.org/108/pinching-out-broad-beans Broad beans do need some support because of their height. If each need support, then supplying 70,000 support wood will be very expensive." I even eat cabbage now and courgettes – the latter is a totally different animal, home grown. Simply place a cane or stout stick at each corner of a double row and tie a taut piece of string between each cane. Over the years I have tried various different ways of support Broad Bean plants, using twiggy sticks, criss-crossed string, wire, etc, but the most effective way is this. Insert a cane deep into the ground at each corner of the area where the beans are to be grown. Vicia faba ‘Aquadulce Claudia’ is considered the best variety for autumn sowing. • Keep your plants well watered, particularly as the flowers begin to set. This will be more than enough to support the beans in windy weather. Tesfa … • Hoe between rows regularly to remove weeds. I push a bamboo cane into the soil and then tie the plant to it loosely with soft string. Started by SimonWray on Grow Your Own. 8 Replies 4421 Views May 03, 2010, 15:06 by mebanana : broad bean in pot support question The easiest method of support is to insert four canes at the corners of the growing area and run wire mesh along the four sides of the area. I like to make sure my broad beans are well supported, as they do sometimes ‘flop’ over. Support for Over-wintered Broad Beans? • Support your broad bean plants to prevent them from flopping under their own weight. Baby broad beans are scrummy and you can’t beat a really fresh big broad bean (especially in salads). It bears long pods of delicious white seeds. The other method is to insert canes every around the growing area and run two levels of string around the canes.