Broad Beans I plant one per station with a plastic bottle cloche to protect the plant.
These seem to provide protection from mice, and other pests, including the weevil, although these little brown insects need to be picked off if they start to serrate the leaves of the plant.
Successive plantings of all legumes need to be well away from the previous one(s) or diseases spread from ageing plants to the new.Poached Egg Plants encourage predators of blackfly and help to keep this endemic pest at bay.
Here is a great friend. Ladybirds and hoverflies are attracted by the poached egg plants.
Saving the seeds of this legume is quite easy because they are so big.