Patricia Boley wrote:I love chickpeas. I tried growing them two years ago. They did not prosper and I was disappointed with the few, small peas I got. Lovely plant and flowers, though. My current pulses are Michel's cowpeas, fava beans and mother Stallard beans, all of which grow really well and don't need much tending. I love Michel's because the thick, wide leaves mean I don't have to weed that row much. Fava beans grow well but every year I have to battle the aphids and I usually lose that battle. Stallard beans are great with three sisters planting.