What to do with these?


With lots of soggy washing which needed drying, after finding it blown off the line while I was out yesterday, the broad beans have romped away. The piggy bank they are next to is very big – but the bean shoots are even bigger.

Looks like in the short term I will need to repot and then harden them off outside. However, it is sleeting this evening and goodness only knows what is going to happen for the rest of the week. I dare say the beans won’t mind a short trip outdoors but it remains to be seen if they can go in the ground next weekend, by which point they will be how big, anyway?

At least, I have an idea of where they might go… And clearly they are strong specimens. Let’s just hope they will be still small enough to fit in the car by the time I take them up to the allotment!

© Helen Butt, January 2014

About Helen

I have always been interesting in living a more environmentally friendly lifestyle and used to do what I could. Now, I have come to realise that we have reached such a point in terms of environmental degradation that it is more important - perhaps - to focus on building resilience. I therefore do as much as I can to reuse, grow my own and encourage a supportive community, for example. I also keep reading and learning all the time.
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2 Responses to What to do with these?

  1. It is a little early , but the winter, and for some of us the unusually early arrival of warmer weather has made it really hard to know what the right timing is this year.

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