How Should Fava Beans Be Planted? - Knowledgebase Question

Raynham, MA
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Question by mrsvonsnow
April 16, 2000
I have never had much luck with favas, my grandfather always grew them but I never learned the secret to his success. Such as when? How deep? How far apart? Soil conditions? Any other tips would be greatly appreciated.

Answer from NGA
April 16, 2000
Fava beans do best in cooler weather, so they should be planted early the way you would plant peas. They can also be planted as a fall crop. Plant them about an inch deep and six inches apart with the rows about 18 inches apart for a tight spacing. Average good garden soil should be fine.

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