Spring Planting, Broad Beans (Vicia fava)

I put broad beans in water to soak overnight. I will plant them mixed in with my onions.

Broad Beans

Broad Beans

These sprout better if soaked 24 hours before planting.  Broad beans are a cool weather crop, more like peas than warm weather beans.

  Like others in the bean family, Broad beans fix nitrogen in the soil, and I can save seeds from this one and my Bolita beans without worrying about cross breeding.  This bean dislikes heat and no problem about that here in the mountains, even relatively warm days are followed by cool nights.

It was sunny today and beautiful, but stayed cool.


About rebeccatreeseed

I am a naturalist raised by naturalists. Treeseed is my earned name, while Rebecca is my birth name. I am of Northern European descent, with a quarter Irish.quarter thrown in. I suspect I was a product of northern invaders into Ireland into Ireland. but hard to say since DNA disproved the family story about Apache blood! I have found some odd ancestors to replace them. Last year I bought 5 acres of pinyon-juniper forest on the side of a mountain in Santa Fe County, New Mexico. I am fulfilling a lifetime dream of a cabin in the mountains and a food forest that will feed me and local wildlife. I want to share this new phase of my life with others that might be interested.
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