Massive bean production in a small tray

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How to grow delicious Fava bean shoots

(broad bean, fava bean, faba bean, field bean, bell bean, or tic bean)

Mark Ridsdill Smith

One of the easiest, fastest and most productive crops to grow in containers is fava bean shoots.

Fave bean shoots are both delicious and versatile in the kitchen. Their yummy beany taste works very well in many salads. Or you can add them at the last minute to risottos or stir fries.

They need little if any sun to produce a good crop of shoots (so perfect for shady window sills or balconies) and can be grown most of the year round.

This video shows you how to grow them. Check out how many shoots you’ll get off one small seed tray!



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Willem Van Cotthem

Honorary Professor of Botany, University of Ghent (Belgium). Scientific Consultant for Desertification and Sustainable Development.