Growing Hodmedod's
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 Hodmedod's sell UK grown beans, peas and grains and some other stuff for eating. Can't see any reason why they couldn't be used for growing as well as cooking.  Sow some, eat the rest. 
Some of their products aren't viable - like the split peas and the tins of beans Smile but most of this Big box should be:-

https://hodmedods.co.uk/products/big-box-pulses


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Hodmedod's Big Box of Pulses contains our full current range of British pulses and quinoa:
Its £19.95 + £3.95 p&p as there are no local stockists here. My question is - have any of you grown any of these legumes, specifically for drying and was it worthwhile?
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I haven't grown these particular varieties but do grow pulses, mainly french beans and broad beans (which are fava beans).

There are some interesting varieties there.

Depends what you mean by worth while. Dried pulses tend to be very cheap in the shops but you do pay a lot more for organic (as you show above) which is may be what you should compare with rather than what Asda or Tesco offer.

One thing with pulses, if you have a bumper crop, like I did this year (apart from the broad beans), they will store well for several years in air tight containers unlike a lot of crops we grow.

I use dried broad beans mainly for hummus but have to remove the skins for this. It would be interesting to see if that variety of fava beans needed the same. I've got some Hodmedod's carlin peas in the cupboard (grown in shropshire) bought a while ago, not by me. I'll have to try cooking some to see what they are like.
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(14-10-2020, 11:34 AM)Mark_Riga Wrote: I haven't grown these particular varieties but do grow pulses, mainly french beans and broad beans (which are fava beans).

There are some interesting varieties there.

Depends what you mean by worth while. Dried pulses tend to be very cheap in the shops but you do pay a lot more for organic (as you show above) which is may be what you should compare with rather than what Asda or Tesco offer.

One thing with pulses, if you have a bumper crop, like I did this year (apart from the broad beans), they will store well for several years in air tight containers unlike a lot of crops we grow.

I use dried broad beans mainly for hummus but have to remove the skins for this. It would be interesting to see if that variety of fava beans needed the same. I've got some Hodmedod's carlin peas in the cupboard (grown in shropshire) bought a while ago, not by me. I'll have to try cooking some to see what they are like.
My Gran always celebrated 'Carlin Sunday' https://calendarcustoms.com/articles/carlin-sunday/
I remember her serving them up hot and from what I remember we added vinegar before eating. They are apparently called carlins because they resemble sheep carlins (poo)
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(14-10-2020, 02:03 PM)Vinny Wrote:
(14-10-2020, 11:34 AM)Mark_Riga Wrote: I haven't grown these particular varieties but do grow pulses, mainly french beans and broad beans (which are fava beans)...
My Gran always celebrated 'Carlin Sunday' https://calendarcustoms.com/articles/carlin-sunday/
I remember her serving them up hot and from what I remember we added vinegar before eating. They are apparently called carlins because they resemble sheep carlins (poo)

Reminds me of my daughters once when still toddlers. We had 3 nanny goats at the time and they found some of their droppings and were very disappointed when they didn't taste of chocolate.
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There's some good recipes on that site, thanks Veggie Smile
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