When to plant broad beans – top tips

To prepare the seeds for sowing, clear your planting area and fork in compost or manure before raking the surface to create a crumbly texture. Mark out two-inch (5cm) deep holes for each seed, leaving eight-inch (20cm) between each, as broad bean

When to plant runner beans

As the plant starts to grow, you’ll need some kind of support system in place, because they’ve very good climbers. You can use a bamboo cane, bean netting, or even a wigwam-style structure to keep your plant in place. You’ll also need