.BROAD BEAN EXPRESS ELEONORA ~ long pods packed with tasty beans, fast growing but not too tall thus a good choice if your beans have been battered by the wind in previous years. 40 seeds SOW: We start all our beans in modules and then plant out. Protection may only be needed in the worst of the weather. Sow February to April but this variety can also crop well from a mid spring/early summer start so perfect for stretching out your harvest. GROW: if pot sown grow on and plant out when about 15cm tall. We grow our beans in triple rows which does seem to help keep the taller varieties standing on their own even on a windy site EAT: When in full flower the tops can be pinched out for use as greens. This will restrict the height. Pick when the beans begin to show before the pods are too large. Fresh broad beans from the garden are a taste not to be missed. To Freeze – shell, blanch for 3 minutes, plunge into cold water, drain and pack into portions.