Last year I planted two varieties of broadbeans and they both did reasonably well and we got quite a few meals from them. I liked them so much I retained some of the the beans and planted them a little while ago. They have done ok, but not fabulously well. However, I must have missed quite a few when I collected the beans last year because a mass of beans self-seeded around the place and have gone gang-busters.
Over the last few days I have let the chooks have a bit of a run through the idle vegie beds in preparation for planting and I noticed that there is a profusion of beans ready for the table! As I was feeling just a wee bit peckish I thought “a feed of beans would hit the spot about now”. Then I realised that the rainbow chard had also taken off more than I remembered and the chooks were getting stuck in.
“Right!”, I thought, “that settles it, Beans and Silver Beet it is!”. A few minutes later I was armed to the teeth with fresh beans and greens.
Into the kitchen, into the pot, into the bowl, dotted with butter and finished off with salt, pepper, freshly grated nutmeg and freshly grated parmesan!
10 minutes later… YUM! This is living!! (Hmmm. I think I need a bit of a trim)