Saturday 6 March 2010

The broadbeans are out! (reprise)

What a tangible sign of spring when the broadbeans are out once again! For a moment I thought it was some horrible weed, as I could not recognise the shape of the shoots. But it's definitely broadbeans, and I will probably manage to find space for sowing some more.

This must be one of the best times of the year at the allotment as the plot is relatively tidy and everything is ready to burst into life again...

Some of the seedlings in the greenhouse seemed to be out already (0-35C inside over the last week) but did not have time to check in detail as I spent all the afternoon digging to clear the raspberry bed.

Onions and garlic are also out and found plenty of onion clumps (and some potatoes, really healthy) among the soft fruit stumps, so tomorrow I will have to transplant them, together with some new asparagus I bought last week. I will also find a place for the Jerusalem artichoke and hopefully de-fleece the herbs.

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