We enjoyed the first batch of broad beans planted last autumn and overwintered today in our evening meal a simple affair but with the added bonus of Vales Emerald first early potatoes both from our allotment plot.
Afterwards I walked round the plot to do a bee count on some of the wild flowers.
Friends of the Earth are concerned about declining bee numbers due to the loss of their natural habitat and have a smartphone and notepad App where you can identify and log bee varieties and numbers. You can find it Here I saw lots of bumble bees but no honey bees.
Route one to the pollen
Picked before they get to big
Small but perfectly formed
Ready for the pot
Grilled tomatoes, broad beans, new potatoes with chives and butter, chicken breast, simple and quick