Category Archives: legumes

March Gardening Guide – Mediterranean climate

Cheeky pumpkin growing in a lime tree, with a while to go until ripe I think we’ve reached the turning point. Time to turf out the finished summer veg (by which I mean hot compost them into nutritious garden goodness), … Continue reading

Posted in autumn, Food, legumes, permaculture principles, planning, planting, seeds, vegetables

Guest post: Seasonal Spotlight – Broad Beans

I haven’t shared a recipe for a while… so I’m happy to extend a warm (unseasonally warm in fact!) welcome to Erin of ‘She Cooks, She Gardens‘, with thanks for this guest blog post celebrating the humble broad bean…and I’ll … Continue reading

Posted in food storage, legumes, recipes, soil, sustainable food

Curried butternut and lentil soup

Sorry, I’m still banging on about pumpkin. This time it’s butternuts. They’re not my favourite pumpkins but I believe in having a couple of varieties going in case either of them succumbs to bugs or diseases. The butternut vines made … Continue reading

Posted in children, legumes, recipes, resilient gardening, vegetables, winter

Peas please!

After fruit trees, peas must be just about the best-value plants you can have in a garden. They are cheap to grow from seed, incredibly easy to grow, and they provide sweet, delicious food day in, day out for months … Continue reading

Posted in children, legumes, seeds, vegetables, winter

Keep on pickin’!

Our little bean patch is ripping along now. We’ve been harvesting for just over a week and can now pick up to twice a day. It’s only a small patch (under 3 square metres) with various bush beans (e.g. Blue … Continue reading

Posted in food storage, legumes, markets, vegetables