My autumn sown Broad Beans have been flowering for well over a week now. I over-wintered them in the tunnel, hoping for an early crop, but they now look rather leggy. I thought I should sow some more now as back up because they are a firm favourite in our house. I would be devastated if this current crop didn't come to much. Luckily, Heligan let me take home some heritage Red Flowered Broad Bean seed, which we saved in 2008. I shall await these with eager anticipation as they look so pretty when flowering and taste great. Hopefully I'll be able to save some of my own seed from them for next year and for green-fingered friends.

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