October 23, 2011
Broad Windsor Fava beans and Free Range Radishes
Broad Windsor fava bean sprout.
Two rows of fava beans.
Free range radishes of the Icicle and maybe Cherry Belle types.
Sprouting Sugar Snap peas.
The Windsor fava beans were planted out just a week ago and it looks like we had 100% germination of the two rows. Hopefully the 30 plants will over winter well and produce enough beans for two people in early spring. The leaves and tips of the plants are edible and are said to a spinach slight peppery flavor. The fava bean bed has free range radishes and lettuces that have reseeded themselves and are quickly sizing up in the cool weather of fall.
I am excited since this will be my first time growing fava beans and planting out crops for the fall.
The peas that were planted out 2 weeks ago have sparsely sprouted so I'm pre-sprouting the next batch of Sugar Snap peas before planting them.