Friday, 21 June 2013

Broadbean tips - huh? What are they good for?

Broad bean tips have featured in my life as long as I can remember.

There's a mystique around them that anyone who's grown up with a veg gardener will appreciate. 

At a certain stage in a broad bean plant's life, you must pinch out the tips and miraculously prevent the dreaded black fly (who find the broad bean tip a superior place to colonise and then destroy your beautiful plants).

There's a lot of teeth sucking that surrounds this event - and the jury is definitely out as to whether pinching out the tips does actually stop the black fly. However, the Husband had been muttering about it, so last week, I armed myself with a colander and set forth to pinch out the tips

The result? Some delicious greens. Just the sort of thing to go in a stir fry.

As for the black fly? Well watch this space


  1. I had no idea you could eat the tips!!! what a great idea to throw them into a stir fry!
    Mary x

  2. Well you learn something new every day! Not a fan of the broad bean myself sadly :(


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