Broad Bean Witkiem Manita
Item Number: 30121
If you are unable to sow Aquadulce in November, this is the rescue plan. In most years it matures almost as early as Aquadulce but from an early spring sowing.
Seed Count: 50
WHEN TO SOW
February to April
WHERE TO SOW
Early sowings in pots in the greenhouse or under cloches in the growing site. Later sowings direct into the growing site 5cm (2") deep in rows 60cm (24") apart.
WHAT TO DO NEXT
Glasshouse seedlings should be transplanted to the growing site in March, 10cm (4") apart in rows 60cm (24") apart. Outdoor sowings should be thinned to 10cm (4") apart; the thinnings can be transplanted to make extra rows. When the first beans form, remove the top 6cm (3") to discourage black fly.
Broad Beans do not need huge amounts of water until flowering time then, if the weather is dry, water regularly.
Vitamins A, C and E. A good source of protein.