Broad beans are a great way to start loading your table with whole grains. The tiny, fine-grained pods are filled with fine quality whole grain white beans, with an amazing nutty flavor. Ideal for exhibition cooking.
Perfect for dehydrating. Store brought Broad Beans Powder is fine stored in a glass jar. Suitable for dehydrating.
All White, Oats, Grain, Soy and Corn. Ready to use. Plant seeds directly into the garden after buying in the spring. Plant seeds early in the spring, in the fields close to the septic. Plant seeds directly into the garden after buying in the spring.
These wonderful little seeds go through a lot before they bloom. Buy them at the beginning of spring, after a rain. Plant them about three to four inches deep. If you have to, plant them deeper, but the moisture will hold in the Broad beans seeds for a few days, allowing the little buggers room to grow.
Purchase or collect as many Broad beans seeds as you can. Place them tightly into a jar and keep them in a cool, dark place. They will germinate in about seven to ten days, depending on the number of germinating Broad beans that you buy. When the pods appear, remove them from the jars and wipe the surface of the beans with a damp cloth to remove the water. Put them in a cool, dry place away from sunlight and any heat.
To harvest your Broad bean crops, remove the seed pods from your plants and place them carefully into a muslin bag. Hang them from a clothesline, tree branches or other location high up in a tree branch or nearby shrub. For maximum storage value, don't hang them near the ground. Keep them in the bags for about two weeks. Your seeds will germinate again within those two weeks, allowing you to get started harvesting in July.
Get the seeds from as many branches and plants as possible, but keep in mind that the smaller the seed pod, the smaller the plant it is. There is no such thing as breeding two different species of Broad bean, so be sure to only show the ones that you want to grow together. Once the plants are small enough to be planted, water them well, but be careful not to drown them. Remember, Broad beans seeds only germinate in warm weather, so be sure to place your plants in a shady area.
In July, dig out your plants and place them in the holes. Water well but make sure that the soil is not overly wet. Place the bags of seeds on the bottom of the holes. Once they have finished developing, remove the pots, shaking them gently to shake out any loose seeds. Place the bags of Broad beans seeds back into the holes, keeping them moist until September when you can begin to plant them.
When you are ready to harvest, use a tiller or rototiller to dig up the soil. Be careful not to damage the roots by turning over the top of the soil too quickly. Place the baskets of wild greens on a trample bar and move them around the field. This will help to aerate the soil and allow your broad beans to get the best chance for a larger yield.
When you are ready to sow your wild greens, be sure to carefully check the weather conditions. The sun is very important for Broad bean sowing, so plan your planting for the times when the sun is at its strongest. Also, remember that if you have chosen a seed variety that does not like the heat of a summer day, be careful not to cover the area with too much foliage. If the sun hits the plant too hard, it could cause the berries to start to turn yellow.
When it comes time to pull your Broad Beans from the ground, you should pull them as far down as possible. Holding the stems below the ground will prevent the beans seeds from flying away during the wind. Once they are removed from the garden, the best thing to do is to cover them with burlap. Burlap can be used in many other garden and gardening projects including planting crops and flowers.
Broad beans seeds can be used to develop many different foods. Because of their taste, they can go through several culinary processes before they become delicious. They can be roasted, sauteed, baked and fried. As long as you keep them stored in the proper container, they will be ready to eat when you want them.