broad beans on our farm in devon

Broad beans are now in season and are grown on our farm in Devon. These beans were drilled in the autumn from dry beans and picked in mid June.broad beans in the field

We sow some beans in Autumn and some in Spring. If the Winter is too cold, the Autumn sown crop doesn’t always survive and if it’s a wet spring, the later crop may drown.

In the early stages, the plants are covered with mesh to protect them from crows and other pests. After this, they don’t need a lot of attention.

Try cooking broad beans and adding them to roast artichokes and new potatoes. We’ve also got a recipe for broad bean and goat’s cheese omelette here.

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6 responses to “broad beans on our farm in devon

  1. Very frustrated to have these scheduled in my box and have them replaced by green peppers.
    Can you please let us know when you know about substitutes, no shows. I had three this week. Send an email or SMS when you know.

  2. How do you deal with blackfly as my broad beans are inundated this year!

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