January greens

Just a short post before I rush off to work…  Thought it was about time I did an update on the broad beans, which are doing very nicely, if in a battered kind of way.


They have withstood frost and lack of sunshine. Unfortunately, they then got bashed by a passing flagstone, which I was walking to its new position. But I don’t think that will have a lasting effect.

Anyway, the other green to mention in passing is the radishes, which I started off soon after New Year. Now that I have eaten all the lettuces (which were outdoors), I can use the planter they were in. Might as well get as much life out of the shop-bought compost as possible.

The planter has come indoors as it is possibly a little too early to grow radishes outside – and the seedlings would need hardening off first.

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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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6 Responses to January greens

  1. Autumn planted beans always try to make you think they are doing badly. All the worry will be worth it for the early beans. 🙂

  2. Well done for keeping everything alive, Helen! Hope you’ll enjoy eating those beans soon!

  3. mine have vanished -eaten by slugs I think, though maybe they will reappear when and if things warm up a little – ever hopeful!

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