I had never grown broad beans before this year, I had tried them once many years ago and didn't like them so I never bothered with them.
Since becoming a vegetarian earlier this year I found I needed to expand the variety of vegetables I eat so I decided to give them another go and I'm glad 😊 I did. Apart from the fact that they are easy to grow, and the flowers have the most amazing fragrance and the bees love them, they are delicious! What's not to like?
There are several varieties that you can grow, the type I grew this year was Early Long Pod and despite the fact that I didn't sow until July they still did exceptionally well.
Next year as well as growing the Early Long Pod again I want to grow the Crimson Flowered variety too if for no other reason then the gorgeous flowers.
Have you grown broad beans before? What was your experience with them?