Sunday, 17 May 2009

Broad beans are in

In between today's showers these were harvested, photoed, podded, steamed and scoffed. A small handful each, but sweet and with that unique taste.

These are November sown 'Super Aquadulce'. It is so nice to be able to sow something outdoors at the end of the growing year, and wonderful to harvest them early in the season.

'Super Aquadulce' is an extremely hardy variety. In this winter's cold snap the plants survived being frozen when the nearby water tank pipe cracked and filled up the raised bed. The plants looked very droopy on defrosting but came back to life.

I'm quite impatient to move on with the beans and free up space, but that's no hardship - just raw baby beans with crumbly feta cheese and lots of oil.

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