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Broad Bean Seeds (Surti Papdi) - 250 g

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Broad beans are called by various names such as fava bean, vice faba and faba bean. There are highly nutritious and fantastic to incorporate in a variety of dishes. Used extensively in both Indian and global cuisines, they are consumed green, dried, and also with the pod when tender. Broad beans are preferred by those on healthy diets because not only are they delicious, but are also loaded with protein, vitamins, minerals and fibre.

Lights, Water, Action

Got the seeds, now, let'em shoot!

  • Bright Indirect Sunlight

    Light

    Full Sunlight

  • Water Once A Week

    Watering

    Water everyday

  • Indoor

    Where to grow

    Balcony or terrace

  • Average Warmth

    Time Till Harvest

    8-9 weeks

  • Low Maintenance

    Seasonal Information

    Winter

Did You Know

Growth stages

One step at a time, with a lil water and light.

Sow the seeds in a big pot and water it daily

Sow the seeds 0.5 cm deep in well composted soil

Make sure the plant gets partial sunlight

Space the seedlings at 30cm by 60cm

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Germination will take place in 6-8 days

Create a support system for the leaves and stems

Harvest 45-50 days from sowing

Sow, Grow, Reap

Good things take time and care

Take a seedling tray with medium sized cells & drainage holes at the

Sowing

  • A perennial vegetable that can be grown directly in raised beds or well-draining containers (min 16’ dia and 8-10’ deep).
  • The ideal growing medium for broad beans is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.
  • Sow 2 seeds per pot or at a 2x2 ft spacing in a raised bed and press them inside the soil bed with your fingers, approximately an inch deep
  • Water the soil immediately with a light shower using a watering can or misting spray and take cares not to expose the seeds.
  • The tray can be covered with a cardboard to promote faster germination.
Fill the cells/cups with a moist coco-peat medium

Caring

  • The broad beans will germinate in the first 6-8 days Broad bean seeds will germinate within the first 6-8 days.
  • Tiny seedlings will be visible at this point.
  • Second week onwards this seedlings will start growing into a small plant.
  • Cut off the smaller. lagging seedlings with a pair of scissors & keep only one seedling per hole.
  • Broad beans plant needs full sunlight. Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.
  • Water your potted broad beans plant every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant.
  • Use a watering can to ensure even shower. You can also use drip irrigation system to water your raised beds.
  • Add good quality organic manure in the soil with 2:1 ratio before sowing seeds. Organic fertilizer can be well rotten cow dung manure, farmyard manure, compost or vermicompost.
  • Check for early signs of any insect/fungal/ any other infections. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.
  • Broad beans is a bushy Vine & needs plenty of space to grow. Develop a strong trellis support up to height of 5-6 ft, by using locally available material like pipes, bamboo, ropes, wires etc. for your Surati Papdi plant.
  • When your broad bean plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
  • In the second month your surti papdi last will start flowering. You can start harvesting fresh Surti Papdi pods after 45-50 on seed sowing. Harvesting season can continue for very long time as long as plant survives.
Hold the seeds and sow 2-3 seeds per cell/cup. Since Lavender seeds are small in size, do not sow them deep

Common Problems

Why is my broad beans not flowering?
A failure to bloom could be an indication of a nitrogen deficiency. When your broad bean plant is more than 45 days old, provide one tablespoon of 15:15:15 (NPK) fertilizer per plant or mix handful of Vermicompost in the soil around each plant.
Why are my broad bean seeds not germinating?
Improper growing conditions like over watering/ under watering, not enough sunlight or sowing in the seeds too deep can all affect the germination process of your broad bean seeds. Make sure you are following the sowing and growing instructions correctly to ensure successful germination.
Why are my broad bean leaves turning black?
A broad bean rust is one of the most common fungal diseases that can infect your plant. This can turn the leaves black. If you notice any such symptoms, spray your plant with appropriate medicines.

Spill the tea

All the plant gossip, through the grapevine. Pun intended

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Plants with benefits

Broad brands are great for bone health, help in digestion, high in antioxidants and help with keeping you full longer and avoid unnecessary binge eating. Young broad beans can be eaten raw and the more mature broad beans need to be cooked before consuming. Broad beans are also fat free.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

What you get

1 cup of broad beans is 187 calories, 13g protein, 33g carbs, less than 1g fat, 9g fibre. It contains nutrients such as foliate, amounting to 40% of the Recommended Daily Value, manganese at 36% RDV, copper at 22% RDV, phosphorous at 21% RDV, iron and potassium. These provide various benefits ranging from bone health to cellular regeneration.

Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.
Plants growing in containers need more fertilizing than those in the ground. The more you water, the more quickly you flush the nutrients out of the soil.

Green trivia

1.Remains of broad beans were found in Egyptian tombs.

2.Because of flat and large seeds of the surti papdi, it is called Broad Beans.

3.Ancient Egyptians regarded broad beans as a food of the lower class.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How often should I water my broad bean plant?

Water your potted broad beans plant every alternate day in winter & every day in summer. Water at the soil near the plant.

What medium should I use to sow broad bean/surti papdi seeds?

Ideal sowing medium to grow broad bean seeds is 2 part garden soil & 1 part any organic manure or 1 part garden soil, 1 part coco peat & 1 part Vermicompost.

How much sunlight does broad beans plant need?

Broad beans need full sunlight to grow well.Make your raised beds in a sunny spot and keep your containers under open sunlight to ensure that your plant receives sufficient sunlight.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children. At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

At Ugaoo, we firmly believe that we do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, but borrow it from our children.

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