Monthly Archives: October 2011

Broadly Speaking!

The beds in the allotment plot are now filled with onions and I have sown some broad beans. Onions have grown very successfully in the kitchen garden each year and I am hoping the space in allotment will mean many more next year. Broad beans – a vegetable I have avoided for more than 30 years are quite a departure for me. They conjure up memories of Sunday lunches with my prospective in-laws and the home grown, large, grey, chewy, tough broad beans that we ate. For the last 30 years I have always said it’s the one vegetable that I don’t like and being an advocate of growing things you like,  they have been absent from my plot, until now.  I have been seduced by TV chefs, creating glorious dishes using the freshest beans. That and the heritage seeds white and green Windsor that came into my possession………