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