Fèves Broadbeans Habas Dicke Bohnen
Soil :Good, well-drained soil.
Position : Most locations.
Frost tolerant : Yes.
Helps: Beets, lettuce, okra, potato, spinach, dill, cabbage, carrots, chards, eggplant, peas, tomatoes, brassicas, corn, cucumbers, grapes
Helped by: Summer savory, beets, cucumbers, borage, cabbage, carrots, cauliflower, corn, larkspur, lovage, marigolds, mustards, radish, potato, peppermint, rosemary, lettuce, onion, squash, lacy phacelia
Avoid: Tomatoes, chili peppers, alliums, gladiolas
Attracts: Snails and slugs
Repels: Colorado potato beetle
Sow and Plant :Sow direct into soil in rows. Use blankets or cloches to protect seedlings from hard freezes.
Germination: 10-14 days
Spacing : Single Plants: 7″ (20cm);Rows: 5″ (15cm) with 9″ (25cm) row gap
Feeding : Not usually required
Harvesting :Harvest before the pods become tough. Often get a second crop.
Time to harvest: days
Notes :Hosts nitrogen-fixing bacteria, a good fertilizer for some plants, too much for others. Rosemary and peppermint extracts are used in organic sprays for beans. Summer savory and potatoes repel bean beetles.
Support plants in windy places. Dig in or compost roots and plants to make good use of their residual nitrogen.