Need fava bean guidance

sweetquietplace(6 WNC Mtn.)June 9, 2013

On March 9th I planted Ianto's favas. A month later I gave up on their ever sprouting. On April 12 I was delighted to see some action. Now they're 5' tall and have been blooming about 10 days. However, I can't see any pods being formed. Is this normal? When will I have something to go in the pot?

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It's normal. One day you will suddenly see pods. Meanwhile enjoy the scent of the flowers. Are they supported in any way? I'd suggest driving a post in each end of the row and running a couple of strings up one side and down the other.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 12:51PM
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sweetquietplace(6 WNC Mtn.)

Thanks, Flora. Supports? Didn't enter my mind in March. All I wanted to do was to get my hands down in the soil again. These favas are becoming top-heavy and I'll do some staking now.

    Bookmark   June 9, 2013 at 2:09PM
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