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I got very excited to pick my first crop of broad beans and was devastated when I opened the pods to find the beans all brown and underdeveloped. The whole row of plants (about 8) is the same. They have a little bit of black fly but this hasn't been a problem in the past.

I've been growing broad beans for several years and have never had this problem before. We also have some other broad bean plants at the other end of the plot and these are fine. None of my gardening books seem to have the answer, please can you help?




mineral deficiency is the most likely.

27 Jun, 2014


They needn't all be wasted though - if you pick the pods young enough you can cook and eat them as you would French beans - in fact we prefer them this way.

27 Jun, 2014

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