Growing Calendar for Broad Bean Seeds - Red Epicure
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Broad Bean ‘Red Epicure’ is a very special variety of Broad Bean. Unlike Most other varieties beans contained in this verdant green pod are chestnut-crimson, even retaining their vibrant colour when lightly steamed. The flavour is excellent too.
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Sow Indoors: February-April, singly in clean pots or modules of compost 2in (5cm) deep. Water well.
Sow Outdoors: March-April, direct into the required harvest position, 2in (5cm) deep, 8in (20cm) apart in double rows 8in (20cm) apart. Leave 18in (46cm) between each double row. Keep soil moist at all times.
Plant Out: Indoor raised crops in April 8in (20cm) apart in double rows 8in (20cm) apart. Leave 18in (46cm) between each double row.
Run strings both sides along the double row at 12in (30cm) and 24in (60cm) from the ground, supporting stems as they grow. Pick young for best flavour.
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