Chilebrown at home

Wednesday, October 27, 2010


Fava bean seeds are a magical thing. These little orbs of life, with a little coaxing, will reward you with a pot of gold. Broad beans, horse beans, pigeon beans, and windsor beans are some of the aliases of this fava bean. I call them spring. This plant will start to produce a bounty of beautiful flowers and then fruit, the beginning of spring. The recipe to grow fava plants is so simple. This weekend I amended and turned the soil. The seeds were planted. Rain will sprout and nourish these legume babies. Fava plants are basically care free. An occasional weeding may be necessary. Fava plants are great in so many ways. The flowers are beautiful. Growing these plants will add nitrogen to your soil. The harvested beans are loaded with protein, fiber, B vitamins, potassium and they just taste darn good. Happy Planting!

Beans, beans, the musical fruit.
The more you eat,
the more you toot !

-by Bart Simpson


Greg said...

You come up with some crazy good videos.

cookiecrumb said...

Beans, beans, the magical legume
The more you eat, the more you consume

Chilebrown said...

Greg, It is a good thing I do not have a movie camera because, I could of made that clip.

cookiecrumb, Legumes are so good for you and they taste good with bacon.

Chilebrown said...

Giants Fans, Yeah, three more games to go. I need to get some Anchor Steam beer to celebrate. Go Giants!

Oscar the wonder dog said...

And you always blame me for all the tooting in this house---the truth comes out at last!

Anonymous said...

Do you know, we used to sing that rhyme when I was in school, many, many eons ago. Don't think Bart made it up ~

Chilebrown said...

Oscar the wonder dog, Just because I am King of the couch, you are still the cheese meister.

Zia, I will print a retraction and give you credit if you like. I am not sure if anybody wants to really claim that song.

Chris said...

Magic beans, ya say? Will they grow a giant beanstalk?