Last week I was convinced the wind was destroying my broad beans. I really like broad beans. With today’s fantastic sun and assuaged winds, came a chance to get in and discover the damage. And I’m pleased to say, they did just fine; until an exuberant 2-year-old tried to help me pick them. Broad beans are robust but I’m not sure they are toddler proof.
The broadies are eeny-weeny-teeny-beany sized but they’ll be delicious tonight in this broad bean salad. http://petamathias.com/recipes/broad-bean-salad.php
Those lovely, pillowy pods will be added to the worm farm. The plants will be a great source of biomass for the next compost heap and until I pull them up are being an excellent cover crop accumulating lots of nitrogen for the next lot of plants to go in there. Broad beans are smashingly good plants to grow.