Thursday, 22 April 2010

the legume bed slowly fills

The legume bed is steadily filling.

This year has been strange due to the cold winter killing the green manure field beans and so the earth seems bare, rather than its usual verdant self.

The cold winter also killed the aquadulce overwintering broad beans (fava beans). So we've had to start again.

So the bottom strip now has baby broad bean plants emerging.
The middle bed has strong little peas (Feltham First) growing on with netting protection against those pesky wood pigeons.

Saturday's job was to plant the marrowfat peas (Marro) that have been started at home. They're in the bed nearest to the camera.

We have had a dry spell and so they all had a good watering.

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