Monday, March 21, 2016

Fava Bean Progress Report. 3.21.16

Fava seedlings about 6 weeks after planting.  3.21.16

These are the favas I started 2.13.16   They are looking succulent and vigorous.

The seeds I planted one week later also look good, about 1/2 are above ground.  Raining too much to weed or hoe, maybe better during the next few days.


  1. My fava is in flowers now about 2 ft high. My community garden neighbor planted 90 days before me and her's already got fugal disease lost all the leaves and produced 5 immature bean pods out of 40 plants. Her disease is creeping into my plants too because of our wet spring. Just to show you planting fava at the wrong time is not fun. We should have beans by May.

    1. Your favas are way ahead of mine! This weeks I gave them a big dose of coffee grounds, spreading several pounds between rows and hoeing them in, and hoed away the weeds. They look beautiful. I don't expect bloom for 6 or 8 weeks.

      That's too bad about your neighbor's favas. I hope they perk up again. Maybe spray with neem oil - safe antifungal?