Saturday, 28 August 2010

Broad beans

I have been away for a couple of days at a conference about roads and works for the council.  The meeting was in Mt Gambier (the coldest wettest city in South Australia) during the biggest rain event in South Australia for this winter.  The conference was good,  the weather wasn't, but I did get the opportunity to get out of the actual venu for an hour or so on Thursday.  I will put some of those pictures  in another post later today.

Meanwhile,  there is excitement in the garden,  despite the weeds.  The weeds have done really well with 30mm (more than an inch) of rain over the last few days,  but so have the broad beans....  the red flowering one is still obvious....
....the beans need another line to tie them up... so that any wind doesn't blow them over.  But the big news is the baby beans.....
...  too small to eat,  but it is only a matter of time.   There are quite a few of them already.  and once they grow bigger,  we'll have plenty until the weather gets too hot.   This is a thrilling discovery and one of those milestones in the garden that seems to be coming earlier and earlier.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

my mother loves eating them off the bush at this stage - it is a wonder she ever gets any beans to cook