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Growing Beans - broad beans, fava beans, also Fava bean

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06 Jun 09 Emma (United Kingdom - warm/temperate climate)
If you are affected by aphids/blackfly if you pinch the top of the plant off when the first pods have set then you should avoid this. Don't compost the tops though, they are delicious lightly steamed and tossed in butter and salt and pepper. My broad beans are coming to the end now and only a couple have blackfly, looking at it from the other side of the coin though it does attract the ladybirds !! Good luck !
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