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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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