18. May 2018

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Sara is standing with a lot of fava beans besides her.

 

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Last week, the letter was all about fava beans:

"If you’re a beginner in the garden, growing fava beans might be just the thing for you. They thrive in many different climates and are a delicious and nutritious food source!

My goal is always to use the beans while they’re fresh but I also keep some in my freezer or dry them and put them in my pantry for later use. The fava beans take some time to grow and that’s why I like to put them in the soil as soon as possible. And it’s really not that difficult to plan for an optimal harvest. I want to have a long harvest season. That’s why I always put my pre-planted fava beans outside while I also direct sow new seeds in the same bed. If I repeat this procedure, I’ll have enough beans for several months."

 

 

Flowering fava beans in my garden.

 

 

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Thank you for reading!

/Sara Bäckmo

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