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Broad beans

The beans were planted somewhat optimistically in late autumn. The short winter days and vicous slug attacks made early progress unbearably slow. But come spring, they started racing away, and now stand at about 5 ft, with heavy crops. They are best straight from the pod, but also lovely steamed with a sprinkling of Maldon salt.


1 comment:

eag said...

Also, later if they get a chance to grow a bit bigger podded,steamed and then laboriously shelled, eat with garlic and a dressing.Yummy!
So satisfying to grow as they almost look after themselves.One of the few things I can successfully grow here as the soil is depleted and needs years of building and the weather difficult.Garlic is the other and globe arthichokes, sometimes sweet peas and peas, each year is different.