It's been flowering for a while, then the first tiny pods appeared and today one was ready to pick, ready to eat - so I did! And it was quite delicious too.
I don't have a large veg plot but I manage to grow quite a lot. This year, as well as planting by the moon (more about that another time), I also tried the 'square foot' gardening method for planting. It sort of works in that it made me more ordered, but I don't like trying to weed between veg planted very closely together.
However everything is looking very healthy, the courgettes have flowers and baby courgettes,
the tomato jungle is growing rapidly (and does actually have flowers although I can't see them in the photo!)
and the beans (runner, borlotti and climbing french - fosse violetta) are all growing cheek by jowl with a red climbing rose and foxgloves,
the runner beans even have flowers.
The frogs are doing a good job of keeping the slugs down, although I have just spied a snail amongst the beetroot.
I've been cropping salad leaves for several weeks and have discovered that self sown rocket is incredibly fiery.
Now that I've had my first tastes of salad and pea I'm looking forward to many, many more harvests this year.