Fava beans (broad beans) are a new crop for me this year. I’m looking forward to grilling some tender fresh beans. I have one 3.5 foot row of about 10 plants back behind my pole beans. This week they’ve started to bloom. Big black and white flowers on plants that are about 2 or 2.5 feet tall.
There are still a lot of black aphids on the plants. The aphids are on the top couple inches of the plants. Once I get another set of flowers, I’ll cut off the tops of the plants to reduce the aphids and let the plants put all of their energy into making beans.