Posted: 25/05/2015 at 18:53
Much better than the neighbours'. Broad beans do have beautiful flowers. I have no interest in eating broad beans, but the flowers are very pretty.
Trivium 1: if you put a small (1V - 3V) DC voltage across a germinating broad bean, it can grow a lot faster. At least within that range, the higher the voltage the faster the growth. I think whether it helps depends on where you put the electrodes.
Trivium 2: broad beans are poisonous.
No, really. Some of the toxin gets denatured in cooking, but not all of it, especially if they're under-cooked. You have to cook them fast or they produce even more toxin while they're warming up, too.
Still, very pretty flowers.