Tuesday, March 17, 2009
My Fava beans are heaving with semi ready pods. I could not wait anymore and shelled a few today. Boiled them rapidly for 1 min in extra salty water, plunged them into iced water and took off the inner second shell. The remaining spring green bean is delectable. A sweet and smokey complex flavour. The flowers smell great and the finished plant is a great source of nitrogen when added to the compost pile or dug into the soil directly. Fava's rule.