Posted: 19/09/2016 at 19:19
That's good Ruth, it's a bit late for sowing seed for cabbages but you may find some spring cabbage for sale at the GC, these will overwinter and produce spring greens or cabbages if you let them heart.
You can sow the broad beans direct in the soil, one of the most reliable varieties is Aquadulce Claudia. If you have light well drained soil it should be OK, it's more of a problem if you garden on heavy clay as I do, I tend to sow the seeds in modules then plant out.
The cabbages will need protection from pigeons over the winter otherwise you will be left with stalks!