I have a some broad beans plants that have just started flowering in early spring. The plants and flowers look healthy, at least to me, but some of the flowers at the bottom of the plant appear to by dying. I also haven't managed to get any beans yet.
- Should I be doing something to stop the flowers wilting at the bottom or is this part of the process, if so, what?
- Should I be getting beans yet? the plants have had flowers for about 4-5 weeks now. Is there a pollination issue?
- There have also been some ants on the plants, is this something to worry about?
- Should I be pinching the tips off the plants yet, as some sources recommend?