Grow & Eat: Broad Beans
"Broad beans are one of the easier beans to grow. They cope well with the cold and in fact they’ll be fine in the ground over winter if you cover them with a cloche or some fleecing when there’s a hard frost. In fact, I sometimes forget to cover mine, and they’ve always survived. If you sow them in Autumn, they’ll start to grow, then just slow down over the winter months, before a growth burst in Spring that will hopefully have you picking beans in May. Or you can start them off in April, and a few months’ later, be ready to pick your crop."