I don’t know about you but to me 6 degrees feels little different from 1 or even -1. It certainly feels bitter out there and I don’t think the broad beans will be happy, especially if the weather forecast for later in the week comes true.
At the same time, the beans have been stoic in the face of adversity. In fact, they were starting to get too tall for the fleece that was placed over the growbag to keep out the chill. So, I’ve put a couple of stakes in the bag and re-wrapped the fleece round the whole.
It’s a bit of a tatty monument but all being well it will help the broad beans withstand the predicted snow, which is expected to last longer than the one day event last week. In any case, I’m pleased to be re-using the fleece which I used to use before I bought the cloches, which look tidier and allow for greater growth when crops are in the ground 😊.