Borlotti beans

Last year I came across a few recipes for fresh borlotti beans, so I decided to grow some. I wasn’t hopeful of success, but I was very pleasantly surprised. They grow very well in our garden. You can eat them when young, as runner beans, or leave to mature on the plant and pod them … Continue reading Borlotti beans

Broad beans

I first wrote about broad beans in 2009 and started growing them at home the following year. They are not always found at the supermarket which is why I started growing them.  I love broad beans and they are one of the crops that consistently does well in our garden despite the fact that nearby … Continue reading Broad beans