Sunday, 27 February 2011
Sowed a double row of broad beans; Aquadalce Longpod. These should be hardy enough to survive light frosts after they've sprouted, but the growing tips should be tough enough to deter black fly. With good weather there will be beans by July. The trench was filled with soil with some pelleted poultry manure raked in; I'll add some compost as a mulch when the seeds come through.
This heavy shower coming over Salisbury Plain sent me into the shed with a flask.
Saturday, 19 February 2011
Sunday, 13 February 2011
Monday, 7 February 2011
Sunday, 6 February 2011
Dug the bean trench, filled it with semi-rotted compost and backfilled; ready to be sown and planted with bean plants in May. Dug up some small parsnips, and a few leeks which had more below the soils's surface than expected. The hardy blue leeks had survived the frosts well, but the yellow early leeks were ok too. The warmer weather has started regrowth on the black cabbage, and buds are showing on the summer raspberries.