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first broad beans of the year

first broad beans of the year

i'm not a broad bean fan tho, i got enough for a couple of meals but now i think im gonna get rid of one of the tubs and plant my french beans up that i started off the other week

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I love them raw to, I eat them like sweets

7 Jul, 2011


Those look lovely...

7 Jul, 2011


raw! I dont think i could lol, they weren't so bad i mixed them up with some sweet corn lol

8 Jul, 2011


They do look good!
I like them raw too, in a salad with onions, garlic and vinaigrette!

11 Jul, 2011


me too...much better raw, just jazz em up a bit... :))

I've left it too late this year, but next year i'm going to grow my own Garlic again...have you tried Claire, they take about 7-8 months to grow into a decent size...
Before I forget, i've got two Aubergine fruits so far, how are yours doing!!

13 Jul, 2011


Oh,'re doing better than me...I had two aubergines...since been away...only one!!!

13 Jul, 2011


hey folks!
yes Crissue i have some garlic on the go, three planters i started it off back in march/april time so i guess i've got a long way to go with it!
as for my aubergines i have four plants, they seem to start flowering then the flowers fall off :(
i had the same thing happen last year so i don't know what i'm doing wrong?
oh well i'll keep em going for now.

14 Jul, 2011


Hi Claire....the same thing happened to mine, lots of flowers, and then they started falling off too...I was just about ready to pull the plants, when I noticed one fruit on each plant...So hang in there, they seem to know what they are doing...Great about the garlic...nice to grow your own...
Poor old you Karen, not much luck for you...Will you get time to get your porous pipe installed before you go it will certainly help...

14 Jul, 2011


I really hope so, Sue...was in Angouleme on Tuesday, but didn't have time to get to the GCs...have to go back again soon...

14 Jul, 2011

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