By this coming weekend we should be able to pick the first and the best broad beans of the crop. They are almost ready and the small and sweet beans are the best and always as tender as you like. The season of plenty is approaching at great speed and if the cold northerly winds finally get round to a warmer quarter the vegetables and fruit should begin to really accelerate their growth. Wonderful.
Within a week the first flush of new potatoes should with us to go with the beans and then baby carrots, the vegetable fest will be rapidly followed by strawberries and other soft fruit. Wonderful indeed.