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Early Broad beans

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Early flowering broad bean by The Sunday GardenerWe are always talking about the weather and none more so than gardeners. This amazing spring is great for growing, and the earth is so warm its like summer. Plants are getting ahead of themselves along with gardeners. In the veg plot broad beans are already flowering, these are a marvellous burgundy coloured variety which look and taste fab; already in flower could mean an early crop provided we don't get cold winds or frost, which would be problem. The warmth lulls a false sense of security and its tempting to plant out, the head says wait but the lovely gardening weather entices gardeners everywhere to plant early.

This weather could  produce a lovely long growing season and abundant flowers better than we have seen for the last few summers provided we don't get a late chill, fingers crossed.


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