One minute they were just attractive, lushly verdant plants and then the next there were long fat broad bean pods! Isn't vegetable growing amazing?!
However, I'm not terribly convinced about the current crop of carrots. I think it is a case of all the energy going into the fronds and carrot tops, and bypassing the vegetable itself. We optimistically pulled some on Sunday and cooked them up to accompany dinner.... but as well as being small, they were so tough and fibrous they went straight back into the compost!