Braw-d Be-en



Broad Beans are known as Fava Beans in the US (made famous by Hannibal Lecter…)

Watch out for pesky aphids – they love a braw-d be-en.

Recruit plenty of



  1. They need something to climb up
  2. Water plant at the base
  3. Eat them while they are young – you can even eat the whole pod
  4. Once beans appear pinch new shoots off

Visit the RHS for more growing advice


There are some fabulous recipes out there – try and eat them when they are young – you can eat the whole pod when it’s juicy and tender. I love the recipes on the Olive site and check out Jamie’s Broad bean, garlic and feta bruschettaΒ πŸ˜‹πŸŒ±β€οΈ


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