For spring-sown varieties, sow broad bean seeds under cover from February and transplant to final spacing. Alternatively direct sow from March until May. Sow seeds 6cm deep in rows 50cm apart.
For over-wintering varieties of broad beans direct sow in November.
Broad Beans Growing Calendar
The broad bean was domesticated in the Near East in ancient times. They were the only beans know in Europe in the Middle Ages, before the common bean arrived from the New World and overshadowed the broad beans.