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Broad beans: all pod and no bean..


 
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 8:24 pm    Post subject: Broad beans: all pod and no bean.. Reply with quote

I harvested some broad beans today and although the pods were 6-8" long, they contained very few beans and sometimes none!

Does anyone know why this would be?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There would have to be at least one bean in the pod in order that pollination has taken place. No pollination no seed, good pollination and pod is full of beans.
Later pods will probably be full.#
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