Why not try favas?
I've just been down to my allotment and the late October sown favas (broad beans) are just peeping through. It is still touch and go because mice love the beans just after they germinate. I wondered whether any of you who garden in milder climates have thought of putting in a row of favas. I'm sure that in Southern States there is time to pop in a few to overwinter. I'll be putting more in come February. I have also covered my runner bean roots with leaves because this year I am experimenting with trying them as deliberate perennials. (As opposed to accidental which sometimes happens when I leave them in the ground by mistake.) Good gardening, Flora.