Harvesting Broad Bean tips

May 24, 2012 by Julia Wright
We've grown some broad beans in the polytunnel this year..

You need to nip out the growing tips at this stage to encourage the growth of the bean pods. When grown outside, the insects usually do this job for us, but as these are under cover, the pleasure is all ours! Broad bean tips are soft and tender and have a delicious bean/pea flavour! Steam or stir fry - a rare treat!