Whilst making up an order with a seed company for next year’s garden delights, I remembered that I had meant to sow some more broad beans before it’s too late. Well, it might not be too late, anyway, because they can grow next spring but I would rather see shoots than soil overwinter.
On that note, I’ve been wondering about the garlic bulbils. Would they do anything? Fortunately, a bit of subsidence on their hugel bed meant that one of them was in full view and looking healthy, perhaps a little bigger than when it went in, too. So, hopefully it and its siblings will start sprouting soon.
The soil where I sowed the broad beans today also had its revelation. This time it was the root of a fungus – I’m inclined to call it a mushroom because it did look very much like one. And it is not the first fungus to appear on this hugel bed.
I would never eat any of these fungi with my current inability to distinguish poisonous from safe. However, it would be great to have edible mushrooms from my own back garden. Failing that, a name for the volunteers would be interesting. Next year, I might seek out a mushroom identification course then.