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Location: West Wales
PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 05 9:59 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote    

Well done, Jeff!!
Hope your back is not too sore!!
Broad beans are totally different when you have grown them yourself.
I don't normally like them, either, but have really enjoyed some when home-grown, especially if served with loads of mash. Bacon goes very well with this.
Get a pig!! He will clear the land for you, and you can eat him afterwards with your broad beans!!
Good luck with the rest of your allotment.


Joined: 04 Sep 2005
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Location: Manchester
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 05 5:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I love broad beans. I eat a lot of them in salads so they don't even last long enough to be cooked. The trick is to pick them before they get old, when they do lose some of their flavour, and the skin hardens up.
A variety I always grow is "The Sutton" - it doesn't need staking and is very prolific. Before I had an allotment it used to do really well in containers.

Mad Dad

Joined: 12 May 2005
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Location: Nowhere near where I want to be
PostPosted: Sun Oct 16, 05 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote    

I have to echo the sentements of the Broad Bean defenders....A broad bean that you have grown yourself will taste much better than any other you have tasted especially if you harvest before the pods are 4in in length.

Eat them raw or with the shortest of blanchings and I promise you will enjoy them.

If i'm wrong please feel free to berate me next year.....

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