Irish Gardeners Forum Home
 FAQFAQ   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 
Custom Search
   
Weather Report /
Moon Phase for Ireland

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland

Broad bean question.


 
Most Recent Posts Is this a Verbascum
Last post: Sue Deacon
Rose disease
Last post: Sue Deacon
Compost question
Last post: Keeks
Announcement: Free Bloom 2017 tickets for three lucky members.
Last post: James Kilkelly
 
Visit TheGardenShop.ie
Author Message
FionnG
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 26 Apr 2016
Posts: 53
Location: Tipperary

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Broad bean question. Reply with quote

Hi there,
I have broad beans planted and they have lots of flowers.
The flowers seem to open for about a week but then they die off.
The beans are still growing and producing more flowers.
Is it normal for the flowers to die?
Do the beans come after the flowers die?
Thanks,
Fionn.

_________________
FionnG
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
mange tout
Rank attained: Hazel Tree
Rank attained: Hazel Tree


Joined: 29 Aug 2016
Posts: 26
Location: Off to the allotment

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, a lot of those beans and peas seem to form from flowers, berries too. The flowers die off and then the good stuff follows.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
FionnG
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree
Rank attained: Hawthorn Tree


Joined: 26 Apr 2016
Posts: 53
Location: Tipperary

PostPosted: Fri May 19, 2017 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the reply mange tout.
The variety is 'the Sutton' if anyone has tried it.

_________________
FionnG
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Blowin
Rank attained: Vegetable garden tender


Joined: 20 Aug 2008
Posts: 797
Location: Drimoleague, Co Cork

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 6:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, FionnG, The Sutton is certainly the 'A-Lister' among Broad Beans so you're on the right course there.
_________________
A novice gardener on newly cultivated, stoney ground.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Sue Deacon
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 31 Dec 2014
Posts: 1589
Location: West Fermanagh

PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2017 5:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I usually grow The Sutton. It is very reliable in windy gardens like ours.

If you look closely where the flower was, you should see tiny bean pods forming.

_________________
Plant Trees, Save Lives
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Greengage
Rank attained: Chlorophyll for blood


Joined: 09 Nov 2011
Posts: 2875
Location: Kildare

PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2017 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a natural thing for beans to do. BUT theres always a but,.
Beans can loose flowers because, They are not pollinated,They have recieved too much fertilizer, Temperatures too high, Soil too wet, Soil to dry, Lack of sunlight and pests and diseases.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Irish Gardeners Forum Home -> Vegetable growing, fruit and allotments in Ireland All times are GMT
Page 1 of 1

 

Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group

Privacy Policy | Copyright © 2006 - 2017 IrishGardeners.com (part of GardenPlansIreland.com)