Broad Bean Bumper Crop

Harvested Broad Beans

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!

Bean Art!


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