Vegetable Seeds from Sow Seeds Ltd
Broad Bean The Sutton is a gardeners old favourite variety as it is reliable and produces plenty of pods filled with 5-6 lovely nutty tasting white broad beans. It has very pretty flowers that are white with nearly black splodges on the centre lips.
Broad Bean The Sutton is an excellent dwarf variety and as it only reaches a height of 45cm it is particularly suitable for windy sites & for growing in pots/containers. An excellent productive dwarf Broad Bean for those where space is at a premium. This variery well deserves its AGM that was first awarded by the RHS in 1993 and then reconfirmed in 1999 trials.
Broad beans can be under-sown with a green manure like 'Yellow Trefoil' as it is a low growing nitrogen fixer ideal for broad beans/peas. Yellow Trefoil has a yellow flower that helps to bring beneficial insects to the area and attracts them to pollinate the nearby bean/pea flowers. It's dense foliage helps to retain moisture in the soil and keep competitive weeds out. It makes an excellent companion plant that can be dug in afterwards to help improve soil structure.
Broad Bean The Sutton Vegetable Seed Information
|Seed Quantity:||Approx 40 seeds per pack.|
Any, although rich free draining soil is best.
|When to Sow:||
October-November or February-March.
|How to Sow:||
Sow 5cm deep in a double staggered row 15cm apart. If planting another double staggered row plant 50cm apart. If the soil is moist they can be pushed into the ground or alternatively dig a little hole with a hand trowel. Sow a few spare at the end of the row, so these can be transplanted if there are some failures. Seedlings will germinate within 7-14 days. Water and keep well watered in dry periods. Cloches can be used in winter to give added protection too ensure success.
They do not require support. When the first beans begin to form, pinch out the top 8cm to encourage the plants energy into forming more pods. This also helps to discourage black-fly who love the tender shoots. Make sure crops are well-watered through out the season.
|Harvest:||Late May to mid July for Autumn sown, 3-4 weeks later for spring sown.|
When to Sow Broad Bean The Sutton Vegetable Seeds
RHS Award of Garden Merit
|Broad Bean The Sutton Vegetable Seeds have been awarded the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit (AGM). This award indicates that the plant is recommended by the RHS and helps gardeners make informed choices about plants. [READ MORE]|
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