Broad Bean Seeds

There is nothing quite like the taste of a helping of tender young beans, perhaps with a creamy parsley sauce, picked an hour before on an early summer day. Sow the seeds in their chosen site in October/November or under cloches in February/March, 4cm deep in rows 60cm apart with 20cm between seeds, sow a few extra seeds at the end of a row to replace any gaps in the rows. The earliest sowings should start to crop from June onwards. Pinch out the growing tip when first flowers have set to deter blackfly.