On Monday I sowed a row of broad bean Karmazyn seeds. They only grow about knee high which makes them ideal for my rather exposed plot. The beans are pink, the flavour of which is highly rated and young ones can be eaten raw in salads. I’ll be sowing a second row in a months time.
I’ve had mixed success growing broad beans and hope that this year will be better than last year when they got so badly infested with blackfly that I had to pull them up and add to the compost heap.
On Tuesday I planted the first early potatoes Red Duke of York, and half the onion sets Red Baron and Sturon. When I looked round yesterday I wasn’t surprised to find that birds had pulled up a couple of the onions which I replanted.
It was good to see that a few more purple crocuses have flowered.
It looks like being sunny tomorrow but typically the rest of the long weekend looks like being mostly wet and windy. If it is then I will probably do some plotting at home sowing flower and tomato seeds in pots to start off on the windowsill.