(the correct use of a seed potato)
Just a list of what I sowed yesterday/today
- Ammi Majus. Bishops Flower
- Bupleurum Griffith
- Runner beans
- Ballotti beans
- Spring onions
- Purple sprouting broccoli
- Brussel sprouts
and a few other things that have germinated.
- Helianthus Sunflower Earthwalker
- Ricinus Impala
- Cerinthe Major Purpurascens
The cold frame is filling up nicely.
I also planted out 10(ish) broad bean plants. I’ll pop some seeds straight in in a week or so, hopefully we’ll have loads of beans (great on toast :). We had problems with black fly last year so I’ll need to keep an eye on them.
runner and french beans are doing well got a few flowers. I haven’t been watering them as they seem to be doing ok without it (and it’s a chore getting the water from the river). I dug a trench and filled it with horse muck before I planted them out so hopefully that’s holding on to the moisture.
there they are, looking good. I also got some fantastic looking french beans from Adrienne (at the office) they’ve gone in too, next to the runners.
I was moaning about the frost and the runner bean disaster to a customer at work yesterday and she suggested that a good way to catch back up with the beans would be to throw some seed and compost into a bag, seal it up, give it a shake and put it on a windowsill. Once they germinate pot them on. Apparently an ‘old man’ suggested it to her… so I’m giving it a go.
edit: all beans germinated, so I put them straight in next to the bamboo canes. I’m not sure if it’s any better than just putting them straight in, I s’pose it’s easier to keep them moist and the window sill is warmer than the soil on the allotment… who knows. I’ll see how things go.