This year, I’m experimenting with a few things I’ve not tried before – butternut squash, cucumbers, sweetcorn and broad beans. I’ve always relied on my mother-in-law’s excellent efforts with broad beans in the past but, as she lives a reasonable distance away, we have only had a couple of big bagfuls from her of a summer and I am hungry for more! I only hope we can live up to her reputation. My mouth is watering just thinking about broad beans with feta cheese and mint (really must look into Greek wines) or with chorizo and a juicy Spanish red. I can’t wait – the first planting is flowering now and the second is not far behind!
More on the veg patch as things are ready to use…….