Pinching out Broad Beans Tops

Pinching Out Broad Beans TopsSam Youd, head gardener at the famous Tatton Park Gardens, shows when to pinch out the tops of broad beans and explains why. Broad beans are a very productive crop and give excellent returns for the space they take up in the vegetable plot.

Check Out: How to Grow Broad Beans

Pinching out Broad Beans Tops

You may not realise it, but the tops are actually edible and quite tasty. So a free meal!

Like all beans, broad beans are legumes and with symbiotic bacteria will help fix nitrogen from the air into the soil. The bean family are an important part of the garden rotation because of this.

You can successionally sow broad beans to spread out the cropping over a longer period and if you end up with more than you can cope with, they freeze well so you can enjoy them all year round.

You can find quite a few great recipes using broad beans on the site here: Broad Bean Recipes

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