Growing Broad Beans, also Fava bean

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28 Mar 21 Michael Garbutt (Australia - temperate climate)
Do broad beans tolerate transplanting? Or should they go straight into position?
29 Mar 21 (Australia - temperate climate)
A trick I saw the other week is dig the trench in the soil, place the seeds in it, then cover with fine potting mix.
29 Mar 21 (Australia - temperate climate)
When planting seeds to transplant it is best to have them in a cell tray pack so that they establish a good root system before transplanting - 4-6 true leave stage. OR if your are transplanting fairly bare rooted transplants then protect them from the sun for the first week. OR if planting seeds in ground, wet the soil the day before, plant the seeds, give a light watering and don't water again for 3-4 days and then only a light watering. If seeds are too wet and hot temperature they will rot in the soil.
14 Apr 21 Jane (Australia - sub-tropical climate)
Thanks for above info on planting seeds. Q. Is this only for broad beans, or does it apply to planting all seeds?
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