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Broad Bean Coles Dwarf Vegetable Seeds
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Broad Bean Coles Dwarf Vegetable Seeds


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  • Suitable for container growing.
  • Reliable and productive.


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BROAD BEAN ‘Coles Dwarf’ Vegetable Seeds

Botanical Name: Vicia faba

Broad Bean Coles Dwarf, scientifically known as Vicia faba, is a compact variety of broad bean ideal for smaller gardens and containers. This hardy annual is prized for its high yield of tender, flavorful beans and its ability to thrive in cooler climates. Broad Bean Coles Dwarf is an excellent choice for gardeners looking for a reliable and productive vegetable crop.

Plant Type: Hardy, annual vegetable plant; suitable for various climates.

Plant Height: Typically grows up to 45 cm in height.

Sow When:

  • Temperate: February – April, August – October
  • Subtropical: March – May, September – November
  • Tropical: April – June, September – November
  • Arid: March – May, September – November
  • Cool: February – April, August – October

Germination: Broad Bean Coles Dwarf seeds germinate best when soil temperatures range between 10°C and 18°C.

Depth: Plant seeds approximately 5 cm deep in the soil.

Position: Broad Bean Coles Dwarf thrives in full sun to partial shade, in a location with well-drained soil.

Sow Where: Direct sow seeds outdoors in well-prepared soil, or start indoors and transplant seedlings when they are robust enough to handle.

Soil Type: Broad Bean Coles Dwarf prefers fertile, well-drained soil with a neutral to slightly alkaline pH.

Spacing: Space plants approximately 20-25 cm apart to allow for adequate growth and airflow.

Harvest: Harvest broad beans when the pods are plump and the beans inside have fully developed. The beans can be used fresh, dried, or frozen for later use. Enjoy broad beans in soups, stews, salads, or simply steamed as a nutritious side dish.

Microgreens: Broad Bean Coles Dwarf is also suitable for growing as microgreens.

How to Grow Broad Bean Coles Dwarf as Microgreens:

  • Soil: Use a shallow tray filled with a light, well-draining potting mix.
  • Sowing: Soak the seeds overnight before sprinkling them evenly over the soil surface and lightly pressing them in.
  • Watering: Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. Use a spray bottle for gentle watering.
  • Light: Place the tray in a location with indirect sunlight or under grow lights for 12-16 hours a day.
  • Harvest: Microgreens can be harvested in 10-14 days when they are about 7-10 cm tall. Use scissors to cut the greens just above the soil line.

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