Last summer while visiting Poland I had the pleasure to snack on a bowl of Bob Beans. As one who enjoys gardening I decided to try to grow my own supply. Are there any gardeners out there that have raised Bob Beans that could tell me why my plants do not produce very many bean pods? The plants are 50 to 70 cm tall and have continually bloomed for the last month, but hardly any of the blooms turn into bean pods. It sure has me puzzled?? I could also use info on how to prepare them, if they do happen to produce enough to eat. Thanks:)
Dollars to doughnuts it's because it too hot for them. Fava beans are a cool-weather crop, and do not tolerate temperatures over 80 degrees fahrenheit. Google "growing fava bean in (wherever you live)" for more specific advice. In Poland, the strategy is to plant them as early as possible in spring so that they mature before temperatures get too high.