Category Archives: Beans

Saturday Spotlight (On Sunday) – ‘Long Pod’ Broad Beans

I have a large raised bed which is close to the rear of my North facing house.  In summer, when the sun is high in the sky, this bed is my sunniest as it gets shade from next door’s Eucalypts slightly later … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight – Majestic Butter Beans

I’ve decided to start a new series of posts, called Saturday (occasionally Sunday)  Spotlight  (mainly because everyone loves alliteration don’t they?).  Each post will highlight a specific variety of produce that I have grown and how it performed in my micro-climate (Melbourne’s Northern suburbs).  If anyone else … Continue reading

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Top 5 – Flavours that go well with Broad Beans

I think I’ve become slightly obsessed with Broad Beans (Fava Beans).  I got about 4 or 5 reasonable harvests from my plants this year and its left me wanting more.  I harvested the last of the beans yesterday before pulling … Continue reading

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Just a few seasonal ingredients including Broad Beans

Last week I harvested my first handfull of broad beans for the season. I do love broad beans – particularly double shelled broad beans.  There are two groups of broad bean eaters in this world, those who double shell and those … Continue reading

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Top 5: Things to plant in Autumn

The title of this post should probably read – Things to plant in Melbourne in Autumn, as all are well suited to a Melbourne winter.   Having said that though, all these crops are frost tolerant and will grow in a broad … Continue reading

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