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I have finally managed to keep the slugs off my broad beans using sharp sand all round the bases but I am wondering if too much damage has already been done- see photo attached of the little black bits on the stems which I think is where the flowers should be - the other pic shows what looks like a good bud. Anyone advise if they look like they have pollinated and should start flowering soon? I planted them at the end of October

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It still has plenty of green healthy looking foliage and looks good. I say give it a chance to recover. We still have the whole season in front of us.

28 Feb, 2016


Agree, its much too early to start worrying. They should get a lot taller than that as soon as the weather improves.
Incidentally they can't have been pollinated before the flowers are open!

29 Feb, 2016

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