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Broad Bean 'The Sutton'

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Hardy Annual

What is Hardy Annual?

Compact broad bean

Perfect for small gardens

Deliciously tender

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This dwarf, compact Broad Bean is absolutely perfect for small gardens and offers bumper crops of 15cm (6in) pods, each packed with 5 deliciously tender beans. Ideal for successional sowings to give continuous picking through the season.

Supplied as peat free plugs/9cm pots.

Companion planting: Try growing broad beans with Summer Savory to help repel black bean aphids, a common pest of broad beans.

Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 25cm (10in)

Hardy Annual

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15 Peat-Free Multisown Garden Ready Plants (KB9642)
30 Peat-Free Multisown Garden Ready Plants (KF7010)

Grow beans in full sun on rich fertile, well manured soil with protection from strong winds. Plant broad beans in double rows set 23cm (9”) apart and allowing at least 60cm (24”) between each double row. Sow broad beans at a depth of 5cm (2”) deep and a distance of 23cm (9”) apart within each row and water well. Germination usually takes around 10 days.
When growing broad beans, support the plants by placing a cane or stout stick at each corner of a double row and tying in with string, especially in windy gardens. Keep well watered, particularly as flowers begin to set and hoe between rows regularly. Pinch out the growing tips after the first flowers have set pods to deter blackfly and encourage further pods to set. Harvest broad beans when the pods are well filled and the seed still soft.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes, etc. are delivered at the appropriate time for planting or potting on. Delivery times will be stated on the product page above, or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a delivery charge of £2.99.

Orders which include any other products will incur a delivery charge of £6.99.

Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products, a maximum delivery charge of £7.99 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Large items may incur a higher delivery charge - this will be displayed in your shopping basket.

Please see our Delivery page for further details, and more information on different charges that may apply to certain destinations.

For more information on how we send your plants please visit our Helpful Guide on plant sizes.

Van Meuwen strives to ensure that all its plants are delivered to you in the perfect condition for planting. While the majority of our nursery plants cope well with slight delays in intransit, sadly, the time it takes to deliver to certain locations in the UK means that we can't guarantee this for some of our smaller plug products and tender bedding and vegetable lines, which do not respond well to the extra journey time. So regretfully while we offer the majority of our live plant offering nationwide, we are unable to ship plugs, begging plants and tender vegetable plants to the following areas: HS, IV41-IV49, IV51, IV55-56, KW15-KW17, PA34, PA41-48, PA60-PA78, PA80, PH40-PH44, TR21-TR24, ZE1-ZE3.

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