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Broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:54

I find they keep much better if I blanch them - but if I've got a few and I'm going to use them in a week or so I'll sometimes just pop them in a bag and straight into the freezer - but they're never quite as good as when I blanch them.  

Didn't have room to grow them this year - OH grew some garlic in the empty patch last autumn - very good garlic but I'm envious of your beans - I've bought some frozen ones 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 11:11

You obviously got him before the manufacturers had finished him off! 

Broad beans

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:46

I blanch them for about a minute then plunge into iced water - cool - drain - dry on tea towel and freeze. 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 10:22

But how many cafés serve well-cooked fresh veg? All I'm offered in many places are frozen peas or the ubiquitous salad made from chunks of chilled red pepper and wet iceberg lettuce - and have you tasted some of the coleslaw offered in most chain restaurants/cafés? 

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:27

Glad you enjoyed the performance 

 

Plant feeding

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:26

Totally agree Verdun, soft lush growth only leads to problems with slugs, snails and fungal infections 

 

Which netting /mesh for growing brassicas?

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:21

I'm growing a few plants of PSB as I did last year - I found last year that regular inspection was enough to keep them caterpillar free rather than spending money on the mesh - wish me luck!

hi all from Worcestershire

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 09:20

Hello Sue   Enjoying your travels 

A Cornish friend went to The Tempest at Minack last night and was disappointed in the production - how was it for you? 

HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 08:20

Morning Verdun 

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HELLO FORKERS!

Posted: 04/07/2014 at 08:06

Morning Panda   Is it Friday?   The days are all beginning to run together for me - I'm sounding like Ma 

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