Mine will go in in February or March, depending on the weather. They're more affected by waterlogging than by cold
Interesting to read this tonight. My Holly grex favas that are one to two inches high took a hard freeze last night to 21F with a layer of ice on the water tanks. The favas and lentils both look as good as before the freeze. They are in a raised bed with good drainage.
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Post by 12540dumont on Mar 29, 2013 19:25:19 GMT -5
Had the worst infestation of aphids ever...and then we spotted the cavalry! Lady bugs to the rescue. Hurray!
I'll have more favas than ever this year, if they all come up. This year, I'm going to plant when I plant garlic. I'm not taking any chances on early rain. Especially if that's the only rain I'm going to get!
Post by blueadzuki on Apr 22, 2013 11:16:50 GMT -5
I doubt it. The scientific name of Favas is Vicia Faba so I'm nearly 100% sure they're the same thing. Add on the fact that, in a lot of Romance languages, "b" and "v" are prounced nearly the same, so crossing the two is pretty common.
I hope so (even knowing that is spelled "Tick") I'd hate for the name to be as it stands, and come from a tendency to give people tic's (though as I am unfamiliar with the symptoms of favism, it's entirely possible.
I also just realized something given the name, the joke I heads ages ago could actually happen. If someone really, really hated small favas, they actually could put up a "No Bell Peas Prize"