How to Grow Broad Beans

Broad beans are high in protein and the plant is an excellent soil improver.

How to Grow Broad Beans

Botanical Name: Vicia faba Plant Type: Hardy Annual

The broad, or fava bean, Vicia faba, has a distinguished heritage, having been cultivated in Europe for at least 4000 years, and prior to the discovery of the new world was the only bean cultivated on the Continent. It is a frost-hardy annual, with its wild ancestor thought to have come from the Mediterranean or Middle East. It is traditionally grown through the cooler months to sup...

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