Do you shell your broad beans

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Re: Do you shell your broad beans

Post by Gardengirl » Wed May 08, 2019 12:23 pm

I love asparagus, have it every day in season when in France, buy it from a nearby grower - today's local market will have been full of it, sorry not to be there.

Not much local asparagus around us here in the UK but a local pub usually has it, need to eat there when they have some; they do a food swap especially for organic growers but also for other food - meals are given in return, although I don’t know how they rate donations.

I don’t care for the smelly urine following eating asparagus; apparently about 50% of people find it has this effect, although many aren’t able t smell it.

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Re: Do you shell your broad beans

Post by exile » Wed May 08, 2019 12:38 pm

Nifty wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:15 am
I thought that asparagus took 7 years to mature.
Usually croppable in the third year. Two year crowns I would crop lightly in the second year after planting, but it quite probably does take up to 7 years to reach the peak.

Excellent crop to cover that period when nothing else is in season - well at least not here where the first weeds are struggling still.

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Re: Do you shell your broad beans

Post by Nifty » Wed May 08, 2019 2:14 pm

Gardengirl wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:23 pm

I love asparagus........
I don’t care for the smelly urine following eating asparagus; apparently about 50% of people find it has this effect, although many aren’t able t smell it.
How about Jerusalem Artichokes ?

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Re: Do you shell your broad beans

Post by Gardengirl » Wed May 08, 2019 3:42 pm

Nifty wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 2:14 pm
Gardengirl wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 12:23 pm

I love asparagus........
I don’t care for the smelly urine following eating asparagus; apparently about 50% of people find it has this effect, although many aren’t able t smell it.
How about Jerusalem Artichokes ?
Or fartichokes; a friend grows them and loves to eat them but if you’re within a certain distance of her when she’s eaten a lot you can hear her before you see her. Her artichoke soup is delicious, but I only ever have one serving.

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Re: Do you shell your broad beans

Post by crakpot » Wed May 08, 2019 11:59 pm

Mangetout wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 8:50 am
crakpot wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 12:26 am
Mangetout wrote:
Mon May 06, 2019 10:10 pm
Of course, they're better eaten raw like all legumes but I find not many peeps do that.
You must suffer wind, human guts are to short for raw veg
For me cook them whole, my crops over but my King Edwards are the size of eggs :D
the one the mole dug up :(
Where on earth do you live cos' I've never known broad bean crops up and picked this early, even winter sown.
Down near Spain dept 64 Planted last October
As for the climate/weather here they were still skiing 2 weeks back in the mountains :D

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