In contrast to Thursday’s post I’m pleased to write about some plot successes.
I wasn’t going to grow broad beans this year but changed my mind as I had space for a double row of them. Apart from weeding occasionally I did nothing else apart from pinching the tops out, even though there was no sign of blackfly. You can see how I got on in this UK Veg Growers post Broad bean success that I did during the week.
The onions appear to be growing well and it’s always pleasing when a couple of plot neighbours comment positively about them. The foliage should start yellowing, then falling over, in about a months time after which I can lift, store and use them.
Once I’ve lifted the potatoes I shall sow phacelia tanacetifolia as a green manure. I’ve also been sowing shall quantities of it around the plot as it’s a good looking annual flower which is loved by bees.