This weekend we harvested our broad beans from our Hitchin allotment.
Thanks to the recent rain that had fallen the beans had swollen beautifully and we had a ‘bumper crop’ this year. Everyone took a turn at snapping the pods and removing the beans ready for me to put in the freezer.
We tried growing our beans this year in the spring and used a variety from Thompson and Morgan called ‘Masterpiece Green Longpod’. The results were fantastic and I shall definitely be ordering the same again for next year. In the mean time we’ve made a delicious broad bean dip similar to houmous that the kids enjoyed with grilled pittas!