2019 Year 5 Student Journeys

Now it’s time to plant Broad Bean seeds – yum!

Growing hints

Plant seeds in soil 5-10cm deep (mine finger length), 20cm apart (my elbow length) . Prepare stakes and string to a height of 1.2cm to support against wind. 14-16 weeks should see them start to give us beans to pick.


Amazing! It’s got lots of protein fiber, vitamin K, vitamin B6, zinc, copper, iron and magnesium. You eat 177 mg of folate in just one cup of cooked beans!

Be aware – we had some problems!

Fungal diseases, if soil is soggy. Brown tips and brown spots are tell-tale signs. Pesticide recipe – mix 1 teaspoon of soap with 1L of water and mix well and spray on leaves.