How to Grow Broad Beans?

Answer Broad beans are also known more properly as fava beans. They are an excellent source of protein and vitamins A, C and B. Rich in fiber too, these are definitely worth growing in the garden.

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How do I grow broad beans?

PlantingGrow broad beans in USDA Hardiness Zones 8 and 9. Provide well-drained soil and, if necessary, add fibrous organic matter--like coarse compost--to improve drainage. Broad beans tolerate a w... Read More »

How to Grow Broad Beans & Snow Peas?

Although the broad bean and the snow pea found in the market appear quite different, broad beans and snow peas on the farm have a lot in common. Both plants produce seeds in pods, share the same pl... Read More »

Are broad beans and fava beans the same thing?

Definitely. I had to make a modification to Wikipedia because my Dad's fava/broad beans grew taller than what Wikipedia stated...

How to Stake Broad Beans?

Broad beans are known by many names, including fava beans, English bean and pigeon beans. The beans themselves can be a wide variety of colors and sizes but get their name from the wide, broad pod ... Read More »