Well, the Broad Beans have finally made it to harvest time.
That is the first batch of pods from my first row of plants - the "Aquadulce" ones.
This year many of the plants, particularly the Aquadulce ones, have very thin stems, and have therefore needed a lot of support.
This plant flopped over very early on, and then recovered, making this crazy "S'-shape.
Several of the plants have now decided to put up new shoots from the base of the main stems, and these have plenty of flowers on them, so maybe I'll get a second crop.
Although the yield seems small, the quality of the actual beans seems good:
Most of the pods have five beans in them.
I'm hoping that the other two varieties of Broad Bean will do better, but to be honest, neither is looking very strong. We shall see...