Top Questions About Broad Beans

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Questions About Broad Beans

Asked by
chrissie on
May 24, 2011

Q. How to Kill Tiny Black Aphids on Broad Beans?

As a total newcomer to growing my own, I bought Bayer Garden Ultimate bug killer spray to try to wipe out the tiny black bugs on my broad beans. Now I am really worried in case it makes the beans unsafe to eat when I harvest them. Can the spray be washed off? By the way, I still have the aphids or whatever they are but just a smaller amount.

Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2011
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Oh, and I like neem oil for treating aphids. It is safe for humans to eat and is effective. Here is more information:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Answered by
Heather on
May 26, 2011
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It lasts 6 weeks on the plant. Washing them may reduce this by a week or so. It is not recommended to eat plants that are treated with this until after the 6 weeks and it has broken down.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
May 31, 2014

Q. Black Fly Control

My friend lives in Greece and is having problems with black fly on her broad beans. She says she cannot buy anything out there to help and has asked me to look around. I know I can’t send liquids to Greece but is there anything I can get her? I have already suggested dishwashing liquid but am now stumped.

Asked by
Iangarmonsway on
March 21, 2018
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Q. Seedlings

Is it to early to plant out broad bean seedlings and onion seedlings? Worried about the weather.

Answered by
BushDoctor on
March 21, 2018
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This depends on where you are located. Without this information, I couldn't tell you if it is too early in your area. It is about time to start them indoors in my area in Tennessee, and further south. Closer to Canada, it would not be time for another couple of months.

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Asked by
Anonymous on
July 28, 2018

Q. Diseases

My broad bean beans have brown spots and scars on them although the pods were unblemished. Any ideas on what it is and what caused it.

Answered by
Downtoearthdigs on
August 10, 2018
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It is difficult to determine the issue, with no images.
This link will help you.

https://plantvillage.psu.edu/topics/broad-bean-dry/infos

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