Category Archives: beans

borlotti beans, mostly Lingua di Fuoco

Such a lovely job to shell out the beautiful beans, some for drying and some for now … simmered gently with aromatics from the huerto – onion, carrot, garlic, sage & rosemary:

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fresh and tasty

Such a pleasure; first the picking… And then the eating!

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early summer promise

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If you click on an image you can see the detail better. Particularly pleased with the gooseberries this year. And the red sweetcorn is starting to grow…

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seagrass shed

A dry May Day allowed me to paint the shed; much needed new livery to match its recently waterproofed roof. I’m not sure that the colour is as bonny as the previous blue, but it’s certainly better than the rather … Continue reading

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lablab purpurea rampicanti

Despite my dismal failure to get the remainder of my hyacinth bean seeds to germinate this spring, the lone survivor is making up for its lost brethern by taking off in spectacular fashion, putting its neighbouring sweet peas to shame. … Continue reading

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grando violetto broad bean mystery

So three boxes of broad bean seeds were planted on the same day, and in the same way; heritage crimson flowered, witkiem manita and grando violetto (purple beans with a green pod). Then all placed in the cold frame to … Continue reading

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